Even with a roof drainage system, chances are that plenty of water will still reach the soil around your foundation. For example, water might drain towards your home from a neighbor’s yard. Alternatively, a rainstorm just might be too severe for your gutter system to handle. Fortunately there is an option for homeowners who are trying to give their homes the extra protection they need. Here is how ground gutters can help you move water away from your foundation.
What is a Ground Gutter?
A ground gutter is essentially a trench dug around your home that can divert water away from your property. Builders begin building a ground gutter by digging a trench along the foundation wall. Then the trench itself is lined with a waterproofed material such as rubber roofing product. Finally, pipes are laid at the bottom of the trench to help direct water away from your home. Like any good drainage system, a ground gutter redirects the water safely away from your home to ensure that it does not damage your foundation.
What Are the Benefits of a Ground Gutter?
While roof drainage systems are certainly important when it comes to capturing rain that falls on your roof and redirecting it away from your home, the fact of the matter is that roof drainage does nothing to address the problem of ground water. Even the best drainage systems will fail to capture all of the rainwater. Furthermore, water can flow towards your home from other areas. Fortunately, ground gutters can help keep this ground water away from your home’s foundation.
When it comes to preventing water from damaging your home’s foundation, you can never be too careful. After all, water damage can lead to expensive structural repairs and even lead to mold growth. If you want to learn more about how ground gutters can help prevent water from damaging your home, call Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. at (972) 484-1200.