When it comes to the drainage system around your home, it is important to recognize when there is a problem. Faulty or clogged drains in and around your home are just the beginning of many potential problems down the line. Before you are faced with costly and intensive repairs and clean-up, there are several things to watch out for that will clue you in to any potential drainage problems you may have.
- If your gutters are overflowing before the water makes it through the downspout, chances are debris and leaves are blocking the regular flow of water. Excess water will then find a new route and may run down the siding of your home and into window wells or your basement. Not only does this create problems and excessive wear and tear on your home, but if left untreated, overflowing water can cause structural damage and flooding as well.
- In addition to overflowing gutters, you should always check to see that your gutters are long enough and are directing water far enough away from the foundation of your home. If not, all the water running through your gutters will gather close to your home and settle by the foundation, leading to major structural problems in the future.
- Cracks in your foundation are never a good sign, and could be key in determining if you have drainage problems. If you notice a crack is growing larger over time, there is something under the surface causing a major problem.
If you think you may have drainage problems and need some professional help, don’t hesitate to call us at Minyard Plumbing, Inc. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help solve any drainage problems you have!