Location Location Location: The importance of the location of your downspouts

They say with realistate there are three keys:

  1. Location
  2. Location
  3. Location

With gutters, the same pricinple applies. The location of the downspouts are critical to the longterm value of the house.

Incorrect location of downspouts can cause:

  • water in the basement
  • mold on the siding
  • deteroration of landscaping
  • damage to sidewalks and driveways
  • and many more issues

I received a call last week, wondering if a downspout could be moved. This lady’s downspout was draining by her front door, but had to run across her sidewalk inorder to reach the driveway, and finish draining down the driveway. Over the winter, the water/ice had caused significant damage to her sidewalk. The top layer of concrete was starting to flake off.

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