Water under a home damages the structure and compromises the foundation. It leads to settling, drywall damage, inoperable doors and windows, and mold.

Why Is Proper Drainage So Important?

  1. Water around and under the footings causes settling:
    – Piers and footings shift
    – Doors and windows bind
    – Drywall cracks
    – Roofs leak
    – Floors squeak
  2. Standing water under a home evaporates and damages the inside of the home:
    – Doors, windows, and walls warp
    – HVAC does not function correctly
    – Mold grows
  3. Erosion washes away driveways, lawns, and landscaping
  4. Improper drainage is the #1 leading cause of service

Gutters: A Good Thing

Did you know 30” of annual rain produces 30,000 gallons of rainwater runoff from the roof of an average-sized home? Gutters should be installed on all homes in areas with 15 or more inches of annual rainfall and should always include downspout extensions that channel the rainwater a minimum of 4-6 feet away from the home.

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