foundation problems: It is Important to Extend Those Downspouts - 08/01/12 04:11 PM

It is a common find at many home inspections in Virginia Beach, the lack of extensions at the gutter system downspouts. These extensions are designed to direct the rainwater runoff away from the foundation of the house. There are different methods that can be used to redirect this water. During a typical rainstorm you can have hundreds of gallons of water flowing through the downspout, and without something to redirect that water you will have a soil erosion issue. The picture below shows how the lack of an extension caused erosion under the house foundation. It is important to have … (0 comments)