Gutter systems are responsible for collecting water runoff and ensuring it is drained away from your home, especially your foundation. Without properly working gutters and downspouts, your foundation can be exposed to moisture. This can lead to water damage.
Patriot Gutters, a local gutter installation company, shares tips on how you can ensure that rainwater is draining away from your home.
Where Water From Your Gutters Should Go
Different methods can be used to carry water away from your home. Here are some common water delivery solutions that you might want to consider:
Rain Barrel – This is an ideal method if you’re keen on repurposing rainwater for gardening or cleaning. A rain barrel can be installed underground or aboveground. However, you need to ensure that your downspout has a diverter so that water can securely travel into the barrel.
Drainage Pit – Typically built in the garden, it is usually three feet deep, three feet wide, and three feet long. It’s a great choice if you want to be able to collect large amounts of water without disrupting curb appeal.
Rainwater Collection System – This consists of tanks that are connected to a filter and a pump, enabling water to be pumped out whenever you need it. It’s often considered a good alternative to underground tanks.
How to Tell if Your Downspouts Aren’t Working Properly
When your gutters are overflowing, your downspouts are also likely not functioning properly. This is typically a result of dirt buildup and clogging in the gutters. Make sure to clean your gutters regularly and perform gutter repairs as needed. Keep leaves, branches and debris out of your gutter system.
Moreover, if you notice water near your foundation or erosion and flooding in your garden, you might want to take a look at your downspouts. Ensure that they are actually draining water away from your home and that they have the adequate length to direct water away from your foundation.
Patriot Gutters is a trusted expert in gutter systems and gutter guards. Our company is focused on providing quality services, so we can ensure top-notch workmanship. Call us at (405) 701-0909 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Moore, OK.