WHAT ARE GUTTER EXTENSIONS?
Gutter extensions keep water flowing without leaks, and downspouts carry the water from the roofline to the ground. A splash block placed at the base of the downspout will prevent running water from eroding the soil. A gutter extension is an attachment placed on the end of your downspout that ensures water is moved far enough away from the foundation that it cannot cause problems. For many homes, gutter extensions are the solution to chronically damp basements and crawl spaces, or musty smells in these areas. The National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors recommends that water drain at least three feet and preferably six feet from basement walls. By using a gutter extension to move water drainage farther from the foundation, you could save yourself the expense of a waterproofing system or other costly solutions.
DO I NEED GUTTER EXTENSIONS ?
If any of the questions below make you think, "YES!", we recomend gutter extensions. - Your home is located in an area that frequently gets large amounts of rain. - The land around your home is not properly graded, causing water to run toward the house. - Your basement is damp or floods.