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Keeping Gutters Clear for Improved Drainage

Last updated 6 years ago

The health of your foundation depends upon good drainage. Too little or too much water around your foundation can cause problems, and clogged gutters can allow water to accumulate around the foundation of your house and eventually damage it.

This video explains the processes used in cleaning your gutters, as well as what type of equipment you will need. Leaf debris and accumulated soil from your roof are the most common materials that can clog your gutters. Before you get climbing, practice good ladder safety and ensure that you use a ladder that is stable. Remove as much debris as possible by hand, and then use a garden hose to flush any remaining soil through the downspout. Clean your gutters about twice a year for best results, or use a gutter guard.

Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. provides inspections and solutions for foundations in need of attention. Call us at (972) 484-1200 or visit us online to learn more about keeping your foundation safe. 


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