We all know how important our gutter systems are. They divert rainwater and snowmelt away from your roof as well as other parts of your home to prevent water damage. But have you ever wondered where all that water goes after it passes through your gutters and exits through the downspouts? Assuming your gutters are in good repair and are installed properly, they should be leading it far away from the foundation of your home.
What Happens if Your Gutters Aren’t Draining Properly?
With all the things we do, day-in and day-out, it’s easy to forget that your gutters can sometimes clog up or fail. Even if your area does not see a lot of rainfall, there is still a pretty good chance that your gutters will clog if they are neglected.
If you notice damp stains on your siding or near your home’s foundation or if there are little pools on your lawn or garden, then it is highly likely that rainwater is not being diverted away properly or that your gutters are clogged with organic debris, such as leaves and twigs. If this is the case for you, then you should definitely pay attention to your gutters and give them a good cleaning.
In some cases, we find that downspouts are installed too short, meaning the water is being drained too close to your house. This increases the likelihood of damaging your foundation. If you have a basement, you also run the risk of flooding it when there’s a sudden downpour. Luckily, there is an easy fix. All you need to do is install downspout extensions.
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