Don’t let poor drainage wreak havoc on your home and yard. Instead, get water moving in the right direction — away from your foundation — without causing problems in your lawn and landscaping. By properly redirecting water, you can prevent roof issues, leaky basement walls and other foundation issues.
A proper water management system includes the following, and other additions like French drains and basement waterproofing can be included for a truly customized solution.
As the first line of defense against rainwater, your gutter system is one of the most important elements of your home’s water management system. Without a properly installed gutter system, rainwater would fall off your roof to the ground below, leading to foundation damage.
Another important component to your water management system is a gutter protection system, also referred to as gutter guards. Gutter guards ensure your gutter system can function effectively and efficiently when it’s needed most.
Roof grit, leaves, pine needles, and other debris can clog gutters, limiting their ability to capture water and, in some instances, rendering them completely useless. Gutter guards ensure these materials stay out of your gutters, eliminating the need for gutter cleaning and increasing the lifespan of the entire system.
Improperly channeled roof water is one of your foundation’s greatest enemies. Gutter downspout installation is an important step in the process of completing your water protection system. It’s a simple and inexpensive investment that can save you from bigger headaches down the road. Once your gutters have collected rainwater, your downspouts divert the water away from your foundation. If downspouts aren’t installed correctly — or worse, not installed at all — water can overflow gutters or be dumped directly on to the soil surrounding your foundation.