Gutters, downspouts and ground slope are part of your property's drainage system. Improper installation and problems with any of these items can lead to drainage issues and result in damage to your foundation.
Gutters and clogged downspouts result in water overflow. This overflow washes away or compacts the soil around your foundation. Cleaning your gutters on a regular basis is important in maintaining proper drainage around your foundation.
the solution: proper slope & downspouts
Downspouts should be installed to divert water at least 10' away from your foundation. PermaJack of Mid-Mo LLC offers downspout extension options and underground downspouts.
the problem: standing water
How rainwater and water runoff drains and absorbs into the soil is an important aspect to the health of your foundation.
Water should not pool around your foundation. When soil settles, water can collect in these basins.
the solution: grading & exterior drains
Correcting drainage issues can include a variety of remedies for minimal expense.
Adjusting the elevation of the yard around your foundation to allow water to flow away from you home prevents pooling of water. This may require bringing in extra fill along with equipment to grade.
Exterior drains such as french drains can help divert water away from the foundation.