Flood-Proofing Your Basement

A flooded basement can be a homeowner’s nightmare. Potential problems range from loss of household goods to ongoing structural issues to other effects of water damage including mold growth. Whether a home is near a body of water or uphill… Read More »

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 »

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 »

When and Where to Install Gutter Accessories

Gutter accessories are used for a number of reasons such as increasing functionality and protecting a home’s exterior from water damage. Gutter guards, splash blocks and flexible downspouts are just a few accessories for the gutters that are popular with… Read More »

Splash Block Installation Tips

Splash blocks are designed to direct water exiting from the downspout. Since they are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles, a splash block should be selected based on the specific requirements of the existing gutter system. But… Read More »

Is the Downspout Installed Properly?

Downspouts, like gutters, are designed to manage rainwater. But they only work the way they should if they were installed accurately in the first place. Use these tips to check the installation quality of each downspout in your gutter system.… Read More »

Reasons for a Hinged Downspout

Sometimes homeowners forget that downspouts are the rock stars of any gutter system. While gutters channel water from the roof, the downspout diverts water away from the foundation of your home. But if the downpipes extend into an area where… Read More »

Do You Need a Splash Block?

Splash blocks, typically rectangular in shape, closed at one end and open at the other, are installed underneath downspouts. They are designed to divert water away from a home’s foundation, preventing water damage that can eventually lead to crumbling, cracking… Read More »

Do You Need a Downspout Extender?

Rainwater expelled from downspouts should be deposited a minimum of five feet away from the foundation of your home. When it’s too close for comfort, especially if the water pools or is left standing, serious water damage could develop. Using… Read More »