Standing Water Around Your Home & the Damage it Can Cause
Standing water around your home can cause a significant amount of damage. When rainwater collects around your house with nowhere to go, the saturated soil around the foundation begins to shift and expand. This can cause the pressure on your foundation walls to increase, resulting in cracks and leaks that allow water to seep into the foundation and cause a number of issues, including electrical hazards, mold growth, and structural damage to your home. In order to prevent water damage to your home’s foundation, you need to keep water away from it.
Maintain Your Gutters
The best way to keep water away from your home’s foundation and avoid the need for expensive repairs is to ensure rainwater is able to drain effectively off your roof and is directed away from the house. Keep your gutters clear of leaves, sticks, and other debris, so that the water can flow freely through them. If they’re clogged, heavy rains can send water cascading down the side of the house and straight into the ground around your home’s foundation.
Another solution for protecting your foundation against water damage is to invest in covered gutters. At Byers, we install LeafGuard® gutter systems that prevents debris from clogging your gutters in the first place. Featuring a one-piece design that forms a hood and a trough, LeafGuard gutters will keep debris out while water flows freely through them and away from your home’s foundation.
To have LeafGuard gutters installed on your home, contact Byers today. One of our friendly and knowledgeable associates will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!