How It Works
Does your home need gutter down spout piping to improve your landscape drainage? Water collected by a rain gutter is fed usually with a downspout or downpipe from the roof to the base of the structure where it is directed away from the home or building. If you do not have gutters installed, or they are improperly installed, that may be causing or contributing to your landscape drainage issues. Faulty gutters can lead to soil erosion adjacent to buildings and serious water and foundation displacement problems in basements and crawl spaces.
Damage of Clogged Gutters
Clogged gutters can cause:
- Water leakage into the building as the water backs up
- Stagnant water build up which allows mosquitoes to breed and also allows grasses and weeds to grow in the gutter.
- Debris overflow
- Foundation rot
- Roof and/or structural damage
- Damaged paint
Gutters must be maintained regularly to remove leaves and other debris to keep them from clogging. Effective gutter guards that keep debris out but allow water to enter are a good alternative to regular cleaning. However, gutters should be examined and repaired for cleaning twice a year.
Would gutters and down spout piping be the answer to your lawn drainage problems? Call Rainy Days Irrigation today at (919) 779-9285 and one of our trained technicians can advise you on the best solution for your drainage issue.
Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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