Surprisingly when your gutters leak, it isn’t the roof structure that cops the brunt of the damage.
If you own a house with a basement, you will experience mould or sometimes flooding on the level. If not, you could end up with the problem of an eroded foundation. A costly issue that is expensive to fix! You longer you wait to do something about it, the worse the problem will become.
How does the water get from the gutters to the foundations?
When leaky gutters fill with water, the overflow spills to the ground below. Often this surface is soil, creating mud which splashes onto your home. chances are you’ll probably get rid of the mud by hosing your home down, adding more water to the soil below.
The soils soaks up the water and drains it to the lowest structure of your home, your basement or foundation.
The solution to leaky gutters
First, find exactly what the problem is. It’s surprising what you’ll find when you go hunting for the cause of your leaky gutters. Decomposing leaves that have turned into nutritious waste is the most common cause of gutter build up.
Check that your gutters aren’t broken or eroded in places and are thoroughly cleaned. Also check that the downpipes are clear and water can freely flow into drains below.
If you don’t have gutter guards installed, look at getting a quote to ensure you don’t have future problems that damage your home.
Gutter guards will stop leaky gutters from causing irreversible damage to your home. You can install them yourself or hire a contractor like ‘The Leaf Man’ to install them for you.
Gutter Guards will stop gutters from backing up with green waste and make cleaning your gutters much easier.