Best Type of Downspout Extension for Your Home

Downspouts are an integral part of the gutter system; they direct rainwater away from your home’s foundation. When runoff drains too close to the house, it can create a number of serious problems such as a shifting foundation, a flooded… Read More »

When and Why Gutter Guards don’t Work

When they work, gutter guards and other kinds of gutter protectors do a good job of allowing water to drain toward the downspouts while keeping debris out of the gutter channel. Different types have different designs and purposes. However, no… Read More »

Tips for Conserving Water in Your Yard

The largest percentage of outdoor water usage goes toward watering our lawns and gardens. Maintaining the lush look of your landscaping while conserving water is doable if you’re willing to make some simple changes to the way you landscape and… Read More »

Gutters and Dry Weather

While our sunny (and hot) Metro Vancouver weather has been great for residents, business travelers and visitors on holiday, it does have a downside. In addition to health-related issues, dry weather can also have an adverse effect on your gutters.… Read More »

Advantages of Using a Splash Block

Splash blocks are designed to direct water away from the foundation of your home. Generally rectangular in shape, a splash block is open at one end, closed at the other end, and has a gentle downward slope. It is often… Read More »

Brief Review of What Gutters do for You

They are not the best feature of a home’s exterior – gutters aren’t glamorous that’s for sure! In general, homeowners tend to forget about them until something goes wrong. Whether you’re currently in the market for new gutters or you… Read More »

Signs Downspouts Need Replacing

Downspouts are an important element of your gutter system. They channel water from the gutters to a place on your property where rainwater can be safely deposited. Whatever material downspouts are made of – vinyl, aluminum, copper, or galvanized steel… Read More »

Downspout Solutions

Downspouts are extended pipes designed to drain rainwater away from the house, preventing water damage to the siding, windows, doors, or foundation. Do your downpipes emit water too close to the front steps? Is rainwater pooling underneath the downspout? Does… Read More »

What is a Rain Garden?

For those of us living in the Lower Mainland, it might be tempting to think that the whole province is a rain garden. But rain gardens are actually a resourceful way to improve drainage on your property. They also increase… Read More »

Effects of Snow on Gutters and Downspouts

Snow in the lower mainland tends to bring everything to a standstill. But what is it doing to your gutters and downspouts? When the gutter system experiences winter weather, the real danger is when the snow begins to melt and… Read More »