Downspout Styles – Which one is Right for You?

Properly installed downspouts play an important role in preventing structural damage, basement flooding, and washed out landscaping. Gutters collect rainwater from the roof, but it is the downpipes that direct the runoff safely away from the foundation. The two main… Read More »

Signs Your Downspouts Need to be Replaced

When downspouts work properly, like the gutters, homeowners tend to forget about them. They are an important part of the gutter system, ensuring that excess water from the roof is safely deposited away from the foundation of your home. Malfunctioning… Read More »

How to Prevent Gutters from Clogging

Regular gutter cleaning is an excellent home maintenance approach that protects your home from water damage. Most problems gutters are prone to can be prevented. In addition to regular cleanings, being aware of the actionable steps you can take is… Read More »

Splash Blocks vs Downspout Extensions

Regular gutter system maintenance ensures that rainwater is directed toward the downspouts and then drains safely away from the foundation of your home. But sometimes the downpipes need a little help. When runoff regularly pools beneath the downspouts or a… Read More »

Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

Gutters and downspouts are designed to direct rainwater away from your home. Good home maintenance habits help keep them working efficiently. But other areas of your home and home’s exterior also contribute to successfully remaining safe and dry. Ways to… Read More »

Why Downspout Placement is Important

Downspouts are an essential part of the gutter system. They channel rainwater from the gutters to the ground, ensuring that it is deposited at a safe distance away from your home’s foundation. However, in order for the downspouts to do… Read More »

Clogged Gutters and Your Ceiling

Gutters protect our homes from water damage. But when cleaning the gutters isn’t part of a regular home maintenance routine, they can become clogged and cause trouble. One of the most common problems that are a result of blockages in… Read More »

Splash Blocks: Add them to a Gutter System

A splash block is designed to direct water away from the foundation of your home, especially in situations where the downspouts drain too close to the foundation or on to the property next door. Splash blocks are used as part… Read More »

Consequences of not Cleaning the Gutters

It’s that time of year again when homeowners are encouraged to clean their gutters as part of a regular fall home maintenance to-do list intended to get ready for winter. A gutter system provides the much needed drainage to keep… Read More »

Transform Your Patio into an Oasis

The backyard is a place to relax in the summer. But if there are areas of your outdoor living space such as the patio or the deck that you are avoiding for whatever reason – lack of privacy, old outdoor… Read More »