Improperly channeled roof water is one of your foundation’s greatest enemies. Gutter downspout installation is an important step in the process of completing your water protection system. And, it’s a simple and inexpensive investment that can save you from bigger headaches in the long run. Once your gutters have collected rainwater, your downspouts divert the water away from your foundation. If downspouts aren’t installed correctly—or worse, not installed at all—water can overflow gutters or be dumped directly on to the soil surrounding your foundation.
The gutter downspout installation contractors at AquaGuard can help you install the correct number of downspouts to direct roof water away from your foundation effectively.
Why is it important to divert water away from your home’s foundation?
At AquaGuard Gutters, our gutter systems use special accessories to exit water faster and protect from overflow. In Georgia, we face intense, sudden thunderstorms where water can pour down very quickly. To prevent your gutters from becoming overloaded, it’s important to get the water out of the system as soon as possible.
The Key Roles of Gutter Downspouts
Without a proper way to drain water away from your home, water can soak into the ground around your foundation. This causes the soil to shift and become oversaturated, putting immense pressure on your foundation walls.
Rainwater or melted snow/ice accumulating and backing up onto your roof can cause major damage. Gutter downspouts mitigate water damage to your roofing materials, saving you time and money in the long run.
Water falling from your roof can quickly lead to erosion along your home, specifically where there is expensive landscaping. Gutter downspouts and downspout extensions can allow homeowners to strategically channel water away from flower beds and garden features. Gutter downspouts also redirect water away from your siding, preventing dirt and grass clippings from splashing up against your home.
When water falls directly onto driveways and sidewalks, it can create both concrete damage and safety hazards. When water falls from your roof, overflows from your gutters, or pours out of improperly installed downspouts, it can land on or near driveways and sidewalks. During winter weather conditions, this can cause ice to accumulate and cause a safety hazard. Even when the weather is warmer, the excessive amounts of water can oversaturate the soil beneath your concrete slabs, causing washout or settlement. With gutter downspouts, you can direct water and moisture into controlled areas where slip hazards aren’t a concern.
Complete Your Water Management System with Gutter Downspout Drainage Solutions
While a quality gutter system and gutter downspouts are vital for properly managing roof water, these are only part of the system. Downspout extensions can be installed to further protect your foundation and ensure that water is displaced far away from the home.
Gutter Downspout Extensions
At AquaGuard Gutter Solutions, we also offer gutter downspout extensions to complete the system and properly discharge water from your gutters. Our downspout extensions extend far away from your home to protect your foundation from roof water damage. Our expert team can install the extension discreetly in your yard to not disrupt any landscaping or take away the aesthetics of your home.