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Understanding the Role of Gutters in Storm Preparedness: Prevent Water from Pooling

gutter install to prevent water from pooling

The primary function of gutters in stormwater management is to control the flow of rainwater from the roof to a designated area on the ground. Gutters serve as a channel, guiding rainwater from the roof, down the downspouts, and away from the property. This process helps to prevent soil erosion around the property and protect landscaping. It also reduces the risk of basement flooding, which can occur when water seeps into the ground and rises through the basement floor. Over 70% of basement water problems are caused by clogged or improperly installed gutters.  

Preventing water from pooling around the foundation of a building is also crucial because it can lead to structural damage over time.

A well-designed and properly installed gutter system can effectively channel rainwater away from your property, preventing water damage to your home's foundation, landscaping, and exterior. Installation is equally important. Gutters should be installed at a slight angle, or 'pitch', to allow water to flow towards the downspouts. Without this pitch, water can pool in the gutters, leading to overflow and potential damage. The placement of downspouts is also crucial. They should be positioned to direct water away from the foundation of the house to prevent flooding or erosion.

If you are concerned that your home or office may not be storm water ready, give Alabama Gutter Company a call. We will come out, rain or shine, to determine the root of your gutter problems. We look forward to serving you. 


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