Causes of Basement Flooding

Cleaning the gutters is a good flood-proofing strategy. When gutters are free of debris, it reduces the chances of a blocked gutter system and the terrible water damage clogs can create. Homeowners often overlook the fact that most of the… Read More »

Downspout Extension Ideas for Better Drainage

When it comes to keeping the foundation dry and your home exterior safe from water damage a durable, well-functioning gutter system is your best defense. Gutters collect rainwater from the roof, while downspouts funnel it away from the exterior walls… Read More »

Controlling Moisture in Your Basement

Moisture that hangs around in your basement is never a good thing. Damp air in a dark space provides the perfect conditions for mold growth or rodent nesting. Unaddressed moisture issues can also cause musty odours, perpetually damp air, or… Read More »

Reasons to Bury a Downspout

Your gutter system plays a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage. Part of that system is the downspouts. They are designed to carry rainwater from the roof to the ground and deposit it far enough away from… Read More »

How to Solve Uncommon Gutter Problems

Many homeowners know how vital a role gutters play in protecting their home from water damage and the common problems a gutter system can experience. These include leaks, overflowing gutters, and blocked downspouts. If your gutter system isn’t really functioning… Read More »

Flood-Proofing Your Basement

A flooded basement can be a homeowner’s nightmare. Potential problems range from loss of household goods to ongoing structural issues to other effects of water damage including mold growth. Whether a home is near a body of water or uphill… Read More »

Best Type of Downspout Extension for Your Home

Downspouts are an integral part of the gutter system; they direct rainwater away from your home’s foundation. When runoff drains too close to the house, it can create a number of serious problems such as a shifting foundation, a flooded… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Splash Block Installation Tips

Splash blocks are designed to direct water exiting from the downspout. Since they are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles, a splash block should be selected based on the specific requirements of the existing gutter system. But… Read More »