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 »

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 »

Tips on How to Prevent Rotting Siding

Whether it’s cedar shingles, lap siding or board and batten, wood siding is beautiful and enduring. However, for it to be long-lasting, wood siding needs vigilant care and maintenance. Here are some ways to ensure that your wood or cedar… 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 »

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 »