Water is not your home’s friend. Other than indoor plumbing, every effort is made in home construction to keep water out of the building. Attic ventilation, ice and water shield, a properly working gutter system and foundation or footing drains are important components of home design that prevent moisture buildup and water damage. When these components are working properly they do just that.
Drainage System Installation to Protect Your Roof From Storms.
More than 600 gallons of water is collected off the roof and dumped out on the ground during a 1-inch rainstorm. It is the gutter system’s job to catch that water at the roof line and redirect it away from the structure. However, there are some instances, such as heavy clay soil or poor site grading, where more comprehensive site drainage solutions are needed to move storm water away from the building’s foundation.
A Drainage System is an extension of your home’s gutter system.
While many gutter installation companies only install gutter hardware, at Absolute Gutters we design the gutter system from beginning to end. Preventing clogs with annual gutter cleaning or leaf guard systems is a good step to preventing problems. However, even a properly functioning gutter system can still cause moisture buildup and even water intrusion in the basement.
If you find that your home has a wet basement, excessive moisture or mold, we can remedy it by installing a site drainage system composed of sewer pipe and catch basins that will channel the storm water away from your home’s foundation, “daylighting” it a suitable distance away from the structure. We perform this work with our own in-house crew, so you don’t have to coordinate hiring a landscaper or excavation company to solve your wet basement problems.