Articles for tag: Downspout, Downspouts, French Drain, Roof Leaks

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10 Ways to Save Your Downspouts and Gutters

It’s one of a homes most neglected, yet essential items-gutters and downspouts. If your home doesn’t have them, you run the risk of eroding foundations, flooding basements or causing exterior wall damages. But if you have gutters and you let them fall into disrepair or they are improperly installed, roof leaks can easily happen, causing ...

Why is There Water in My Crawl Space?

The first rainstorm of the season is when some of us discover standing water in the crawlspace or basement of our homes. While standing water doesn’t seem like it could cause a lot of damage, it can affect both our health and the soundness of the house. Standing water can lead to mold in the ...

Tips for Cleaning Gutters and Downspouts

As fall is nearing an end, the proper maintenance of gutters and downspouts is crucial for them to work properly. Leaves and debris such as sticks are common items that get stuck in gutters and downspouts, and can leave them damaged or not functioning properly. Cleaning gutters and downspouts is relatively simple, but does take ...

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A DIY Guide to Rain Gutter Installation

Rain gutters are an important outside element of a house. Without them, rainwater will collect and seep into the dirt surrounding a house leading to soil erosion, foundation leakage, and dirt splashing up onto the sides of the house. Many times homeowners call professionals to install rain gutters, but proper DIY rain gutter installation isn’t ...

Gutter Repair Basics

As a general rule, home gutter repair is not something that should have to be done often, but gutter repairs do come up from time to time. Whether dealing with a persistent miter leak or a gutter holding water, homeowners need to be prepared to keep their gutters functioning. Gutter leaks and drainage problems can ...

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DIY Guide: How to Install Rain Gutters

If you need to have rain gutters installed on your house, this is a good project for the average do-it-yourselfer. Depending on the complexity of the house and the ladder work, it may be a bit tricky, so be sure to judge the project accordingly. You should be able to complete a gutter project over ...

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5 Tips for Installing Guttering Correctly

People rarely notice guttering when it works right. Everyone notices it when it fails to work right. Sometimes, the gutter still works right, but it is aged and rusty and ugly on your house. Either way, it is time for a change. Perhaps you are ready to install guttering on your house for the first ...

Installing a Seamless Gutter

Installing a seamless gutter is a great way to prevent rainwater from washing over the edge of your roof and onto the sides of your home. Without the protection of a gutter, your home is at an increased risk of obtaining water damage and termite infestation from the constant flow of water coming off your ...

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How to Repair Common Gutter Problems

Did you know that the gutters and downspouts on your house are part of a water collection system? Your roof is designed so that rain, as well as melted snow and ice, runs down and collects into the gutters. The water then runs into the downspouts and down and away from the foundation of your ...