So what are eavestroughs and what do they do?
Eavestroughs (or gutters) protect your home from rainwater and snow/hail melt-off by carrying it off the roof and away from the foundation. Eavestrough gutters w direct rainwater and melt from snow and hail into downspouts leading away from the house and its foundation and redirects away from your house. Downspouts are designed to funnel water away from the foundation and other troublesome areas where it can become a hazard, ensuring that large amounts of water don’t pool near your foundation and walkways causing landscape and foundation erosion around your property.
Moving water away from your house is important because it preserves the lifespan of your home and prevents unnecessary damage! Without eavestroughs, your home and yard are almost certain to experience water damage over time from rain, snow, and hail.
Unfortunately, downspouts can look unattractive and detract from the look of your home and even be a tripping hazard as they often lay on the ground away from the house, across traffic areas or entry paths, or direct water into areas that can be a slipping hazard for you and your neighbors in winter.
If your downspouts still drain water too close to your foundation, it can even seep directly into the soil around your home. This can significantly add to basement leaking, contribute to foundation issues and cause erosion problems in flower beds and gardens.
Adding a diversion system is an attractive way to get water away from areas it can cause problems and into areas it can do no harm while adding a garden or entry feature that will enhance the beauty of your property and add curb appeal.
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Using Eavestroughs To Water Natural Areas
Using eavestrough extensions to water natural areas is an incredibly smart and cost-effective way to help sustain these spaces without relying on precious resources. Not only do you save money by utilizing the pre-existing water runoff, but the process itself is easy for most projects. Using eavestrough diversion to funnel runoff into natural areas, such as lawns and gardens, will ensure that it remains healthy and vibrant with minimal effort or financial investment.
Installing a drainage system is one of the best preventative measures you can take against water damage in and around your home. By directing runoff away from areas near your foundation, you help keep moisture out of the walls and basement, where mold and mildew can thrive. It also reduces the risk of flooding in areas like basements or crawlspaces, which could cause thousands of dollars worth of damage.
Slows Foundation Erosion
Another benefit of installing a drainage system is that it helps slow down foundation erosion caused by runoff from surrounding slopes or heavy rains. When too much water builds up near foundations, it can affect their structural integrity over time and make them more vulnerable to settling or shifting during extreme weather events. By redirecting excess water away from foundations with drains, you can ensure that they remain stable for years to come.
Reduces Soil Erosion
Drainage systems don’t just protect buildings–they also protect the soil. Rainfall and runoff can carry sediment with them into rivers and streams, which can lead to soil erosion over time. Installing drainage systems on your property helps maintain healthy soil by controlling how much sediment gets washed away during storms or heavy rains. This prevents long-term degradation on your property, keeping the soil intact and safe from erosion for years to come.
Optional Water Collection
If you live in an area with frequent droughts, consider adding rain barrels or cisterns to capture runoff from downspouts for later use on gardens or lawns instead of letting it run off into sewers or storm drains. With careful planning, you may even be able to collect enough runoff during wetter months so that you don’t need to rely on outside sources for irrigation during drier months. Collecting this water will reduce stress on local reservoirs while helping you save money on watering costs year-round.
Quick Look At How Eavestrough diversion systems are Installed.
Gutters and downspouts are often used together to help direct rainwater away from your roof and off your property. Eavestroughs are placed along the edge of your roof and help divert water away from your roof’s edges into downspouts that run vertically along each side of your house.
The key thing to remember with gutter installation is to ensure it is securely attached to your home. When it comes to downspouts, one of the most important things to remember is to direct the outlet away from your home’s foundation, ideally towards an area that can absorb the excess water.
We are able to disguise your roof drainage system in a privacy wall, trellis, arbor or pergola replacing an eyesore with an eye-catching feature that makes your home more beautiful instead.