Underground Gutter Drainage
Rain Gutter Drainage & Cleaning Solutions
We provide underground gutter drainage cleaning for existing drains as an additional service to our gutter cleaning services. Some of the signs you may need underground drains are: you are experiencing flooded basements and garages, as well as, foundation damage and rotted wood. If your home is in need of underground drainage pipes, we offer referrals with our affiliated drainage professionals.
How do I know if I need to have my underground gutter drains cleaned?
If you are experiencing pooling in your yard or areas where your underground gutter drain is installed, you may have a clog causing the drain to leak. Another sign is rain water overflowing the gutters even after a cleaning has been performed.
Why do I need underground drains?
During a rainstorm the gutters will catch all the rainwater from your roof and carry it down to the ground. If your home does not have extensions or underground drains, the water will begin ponding next to your home. Over time this water can penetrate your foundation, undermine stairs and patios and cause major damage. Many times, wet basements can be resolved by fixing a broken rain gutter, adding underground drains, or preventing rain water overflow in the gutters.
The reason we recommend The Rhino Guard, is because you do not want your underground drains to clog. A clog underground requires the costly expense of having a routing company come out and clear the drain. These services are expensive and not guaranteed.
What is fascia board? is a board running horizontally under a roof edge that covers the openings between the rafters of the roof. Normally consisting of metal, wood or wood substitute. The fascia is commonly used to help hold up, and stabilize gutters.
Fascia can be found on many of today’s modern homes, however, older Colonial or Victorian homes with ornate rafter tails will not have fascia boards. These older homes were originally created without fascia because it was believed that the big roof overhangs, created by these ornate rafter tails, were adequately large enough to repel water far enough away from the foundation of the home. If your home’s fascia is damaged, rotted, or missing completely, it is recommended that this is fixed.
Soffit is the layer of wood, vinyl or aluminum that extends from the bottom of the fascia to the top piece of your wall board. Airflow is important in the enclosed attic space to keep the temperatures equal. Together, they protect the rafters from weather, moisture, and allow air to flow through soffits and vents. If your home’s soffit needs to be replaced or you do not have soffit, we can install it for you.
We are able to install a gutter without the fascia by using roof straps. In most cases the roof strap must be secured on top of the shingles. Installing a gutter system using this process is strong, but is not often as strong as installing with a fascia.
The function of a snow guard is to prevent snow or ice from cascading off of onto your landscaping,cars, or people and the roof below. Typically, snow guards are utilized on homes or businesses with extremely steep roofs or roofs constructed of slate, wood or metal.
They hold the snow on the roof so it gradually melts off from the radiant sun or other heat source.
Why is needs snow guards?
As the snow accumulates in wet snow conditions, it may bond together. The bonded lump of snow will then freeze overnight creating a dangerous block of frozen ice. In extreme weather conditions, the snow and ice will not properly melt off the roof, but continue to build up on top of the roof. Even in situations of proper attic insulation, thawing beneath the roof will cause the entire roof surface to become slick enough causing the weight of the ice block to cause it to slide off the roof. The snow guard is designed to hold the snow on the roof in these conditions.
I can choose a snow guards that I like it?
Snow guards come in all shapes, sizes, and styles.