Downspouts are Part of the Gutter System Too

While gutters often get overlooked until they start to overflow, downspouts might arguably be the most neglected part of the gutter system. But downpipes play an important role in providing adequate drainage for the roofing system and protecting a home… Read More »

Moisture in the Basement

Basement moisture is problematic for several reasons including health concerns, structural damage, and potential flooding. A damp basement is caused by excess moisture from humidity building up inside the home or from water entering in from the outside. Here are… 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 »

Signs Your Downspouts are Clogged

Gutters and downspouts make up the gutter system that protects your home. But when it comes to being regularly maintained as often as the gutters, downpipes are sometimes overlooked. Like the gutters heading for trouble, there are several telltale signs… Read More »

Signs of Foundation Damage

The foundation of a house is mostly out of sight. While it might seem solid and immovable, the stability of a building depends on the soil the foundation rests on. Foundation problems can occur when the condition of the soil… Read More »

How Gutters Protect Your Home

A gutter system is designed to do one thing – collect rainwater from the roof and drain it somewhere it won’t do any damage. In rainy weather, without gutters a visitor approaching your front door will get drenched; water pools… Read More »

If a Downspout is Clogged

Downspouts channel rainwater from the roof collected in the gutters to the ground and away from the foundation of your home. If a downspout is clogged, water is unable to flow freely out of the gutter system. Here are some… Read More »

Signs of Poor Drainage

While drainage problems typically become prevalent during spring and winter months, signs of poor drainage can manifest themselves year-round. The signs can be subtle; look for these symptoms of poor drainage to help you spot and fix potential headaches. Overflowing… 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 »