Water Hydrology

Good Gutter Design Can Keep Basements Dry

February 10, 2017
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Water can cause damage to homes but a well-designed gutters can be a solution.  How your gutter professional designs the flow of your gutters can mean the difference between having water in your basement or staying dry. Here’s a list of a few things that your gutter professional should always be looking at. Identify the slope…

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What Causes Water To Spill Over Gutters?

April 15, 2015
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Q:   I noticed this morning, during the moderately heavy rain we had, that the rain was falling over the gutter (north side of the house, over my porch/sidewalk) in sheets. The ground below quickly became a little lake. What would cause that? Are there more “design issues” on the front that need to be attended to?…

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Can Gutters be repitched?

September 18, 2014
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I receive at least one call a week from frustrated homeowners, house flippers or investors asking me to re-pitch poorly installed gutters.  Their thought is that it will be a cheap and cost effective way to make improperly installed gutters function well. They are mistaken. Here’s why: Gutters have a piece of flashing that is…

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When is it time to replace my gutters?

June 12, 2013
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Sometimes it makes sense to replace your gutters, and sometimes it doesn’t.  Just like in the medical field, you first need to diagnose the problem in order to prescribe the right medicine. Here’s a list of times you DO need to replace them and times that you DO NOT need to replace them: Overflow:  If…

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Gutter Protection Do’s and Don’ts

May 17, 2010
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Putting gutter protection on your home will save you a lot of unnecessary work. But before you jump into it, thinking that all gutter protection works equally, here’s a list of DO’s and DON’Ts for you. DO: Look for a gutter protection that will meet your needs. Work with a sales professional who offers different…

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Not all Gutters are the same

April 6, 2010
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Mind in the gutter? A Few Points to Ponder When You’re Considering Gutter Replacement. Read more about Energy Master’s better gutter solutions.

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