Good drainage is essential to protect your home. Drainage problems can cause mold or mildew growth, ruin your landscaping, and break down your foundation until you have cracks. If you have a drainage problem, it’s important to address it right away to prevent damage to your home. Common signs that you have a drainage problem on your property include:
Gutters That Leak Over the Sides
When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, water is not going to flow freely down to your downspouts. You might actively see water dripping over the sides of your gutters or see telltale streaks of dirt on your siding. Get your gutters cleaned if you see signs of water leakage over the sides.
Heavy Water near Your Foundation
If your downspouts are not leading water away from your home, you may find puddles near your foundation. You will need to add gutter extensions to make sure that the water flows far enough away from your property to keep your basement safe.
Water Issues in Your Basement
When water gets into your basement, this is a sure sign that you have a drainage problem. Water should be flowing away from your home, not into your home.
A Cracking Foundation
Heavy water in the soil surrounding your foundation will eventually lead to cracks in your foundation. If you have a cracking foundation, it’s time to have your drainage checked. You will also need to have a foundation specialist look at the walls of your foundation and repair any cracks.
Mineral Deposits On Your Foundation Walls
Mineral deposits occur when water gets into the walls of your foundation and then dries. As the water dries, it often leaves mineral deposits behind. If you see stains on your foundation walls, you will need to have your drainage checked.
Attic Mold or Mildew
When you have mold or mildew in your attic, you have a problem with moisture. This can be because your gutters are not clearing water from your home correctly. Water can get up and under your roof, causing mold or mildew to grow in your attic.
When you have a rain storm and you find your mulch where it shouldn’t be, this is because water is not draining properly from your home. Damage to your landscaping can be common when you need to have your drainage repaired. If you have bushes that have been demolished from water damage and moving mulch across your driveway, you need to have your drainage assessed and gutter repaired.
Contact Weatherguard Gutters Today
If you discover a drainage problem with your home, it’s time to give Weatherguard Gutters a call. Contact us today if you are a homeowner in the Vancouver and surrounding area. We will be happy to come and assess your situation to provide you with a free estimate of the work that needs to be done on your property.