It is very important to up keep your home, especially cleaning your eavestroughs 1 to 2 times per year. Drainage issues are the #1 cause of basements from leaking. Not properly routing your downspouts away from your house can cause serious damage and unwanted costs of waterproofing your basement. In the event of this unfortunate situation and your basement does leak give us a call when your basement is waterproofed and we will properly route your downspouts to the most appropriate location.
Water-blocking problems are often caused by leaves or a child's stray ball. Sagging eaves-troughs or a poor installation can also prevent water from flowing freely. A faulty joint may also be causing a blockage which can be repaired. Remove leaves and other debris by hand -- WEAR HEAVY WORK GLOVES -- and with a whiskbroom that can fit inside the eavestrough. Use a garden hose to wash away any small bits.
Sagging eavestroughs will prevent water from draining away properly. Do-It-Yourself repair of sagging eaves-troughs is easy. You can either raise the sagging section or lower the mouth of the downspout to line up the system. But be careful when you raise or lower the eaves-trough because sealed joints (such as on galvanized steel) can break if moved too much. Choose the option that will move the eaves-trough the least.
Pinhole leaks in the eavestroughs or leaks at the connections can be repaired by using silicone caulking compound. Eavestrough patching kits can be used for large leaks but patching is only a temporary solution. Replacing the leaky eavestrough is the better solution.
We specialize in eaves-trough inspection, repair and installation. Our office is located in Ottawa and deal with trough inspections in the greater Ottawa region. If you have a problem with your eaves-trough, give us a call for a full eaves-trough inspection. Don't delay with leaky eaves-trough or Gutter issues, water damage can cause serious havoc to your property. Get it fixed before it's too late!
Have you ever wondered if your Eavestrough needs to be replaced or can it be fixed?
Poorly maintained gutters and drains can cause serious problems. Without regular inspection and cleaning, blockages in modern drainage systems can have severe effects on the system's performance, resulting in damage to buildings, basement leaks, brick repair, insurance and ultimately your house.