Gutters and Downspouts
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Clogged gutters can force rainwater to travel up onto the roof under shingles, overflow and travel down the inside of the wall, or overflow and collect at the home’s foundation.
First-floor gutters can overflow if second-floor gutters have been mistakenly directed to drain into them.
Undersized or insufficient number of downspouts can cause gutters to overflow. Downspouts that don’t empty far enough away from foundation walls can lead to foundation wall damage and a wet basement.