Gutters prevent serious water damage from occurring to your house and property. Gutters prevent your foundation from cracking and buckling. Most structural damage is a direct result of water damage caused by a lack of gutters.
Gutters divert water away from the house, helping almost exclusively to prevent water infiltration into the foundation. The diversion of such ‘volume’ of water also prevents erosion of the earth right next to and under the foundation, which would cause ‘uneven’ settling, – – and eventually cracking of the foundation wall(s).
When should your gutters be inspected?
The best time to inspect your gutters is during a rain storm. Check your down spouts, look for a steady flow of water. If no water is draining you have blockage somewhere, or the gutter is not properly pitched towards the down spout.
When to clean your gutters?
Keeping gutters flowing is very important. It should be done, at very least every season, and more often if your house is close to trees. It is worth it to have us come out every three months and clean all gutters and down spouts. We will examine all areas suspected of problems.