Articles for tag: Cleaning Gutters, Debris, Downspout, Downspouts

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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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 ...

Is Your House Settling?

As an engineer I get many calls from homeowners who are worried about their houses. One of the most common worries is whether or not the house is settling. A house is said to be settling when all or part of the house is sinking into the ground due to a problem with the foundation ...

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Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal with New Roofing

Despite its obvious importance, roofing is one of the most overlooked aspects of homes in America. Since it’s above our heads and out of sight, we tend to forget that it can easily wear out, and that a shabby roof can decrease curb appeal significantly. If you’re getting ready to sell your home—or even if ...

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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 ...

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Solve Basement Water Problems

I have been looking into basement water problems for years. I shutter every time I see heavy equipment in a persons yard. I think to myself, do they really have a serious problem and need this kind of equipment and money spent. People become more afraid then is needed, when it come to a wet ...

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How to Control Moisture in Your Home

How to Control Moisture in Your Home Controlling moisture in your home is an essential part to a healthy environment, not only for you, but also, for your possessions. Too much moisture can lead to the growth of mildew and mold. Additionally, too much moisture can lead to unpleasant and musty odors. Fortunately, simple strategies ...

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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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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 ...