When it comes to keeping flooding and water damage at bay, ensuring proper drainage on your property is imperative. Your number one friend for this is your gutter system. Sometimes, though, no matter how much you take care of your gutters, you may still need extra help in the form of underground downspout extensions.
Downspout extensions allow water to drain in a controlled manner, instead of having water splashing around areas, where it can cause problems like mold and mildew formation.
It controls roof runoff. If water isn’t properly diverted far enough from your house – whether because of your yard’s natural sloping or other reasons – you may need to extend your drainage system with an underground downspout. Failing to do so may result in a series of problems, including basement leaks, mold, and mildew growth, and, worse, structural integrity risks.
It helps prevent clogging. Downspouts work hand in hand with your gutter system to filter out leaves and debris from your asphalt or metal roofing. If you feel like you need more downspout functionalities, reach out to a professional to tap into an underground drainage system.
It helps avoid erosion. When your gutters are too short and don’t properly direct rainwater, overflowing water hits the ground right around your foundation and eats away at the soil. By installing underground downspout extensions, you can protect the soil along your drip line to avoid erosion.
Simply put, if the elevation of the ground around your house doesn’t slope properly, an underground drainage system might be a smart solution. You can always turn to Gutter Helmet® of Dallas Fort Worth to help you with any of your gutter, downspout and roof replacement concerns.
For more information, you can contact us at (817) 494-7200, or simply fill out our form. We’ll be happy to assist you every step of the way.