Introducing Gutter Services

Posted Jul 12, 2021 in Gutter Services

Gutters after

Foun­da­tion cracks. Leaky win­dow wells. Faulty sump pumps. Any of these can be the cul­prit behind a wet base­ment. But did you know your gut­ters can be too? That’s right, the gut­ters that sit high above your foun­da­tion can actu­al­ly cause roof water to seep into your basement. 

We have a solution

Prop­er water flow from gut­ters is often over­looked when it comes to base­ment seep­age. That’s why Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing is proud to intro­duce gut­ter ser­vices as an option to help home­own­ers keep their base­ments dry. We focus on ensur­ing your gut­ters and down­spouts are in opti­mal work­ing order so water stays far from your foun­da­tion walls. While we are not a gut­ter replace­ment com­pa­ny, our ser­vices focus on improv­ing performance. 

How can gut­ters cause problems?

Issues with both the gut­ters and down­spouts can be the source of too much water near your foundation. 

  • Gut­ters can sag or have imper­fec­tions that keep water from flow­ing properly
  • Gut­ter cov­er­ings may be hurt­ing more than they are helping
  • Down­spouts could be releas­ing water too close to the house
  • Gut­ters and/​or down­spouts may be clogged
  • Down­spouts are not grad­ed prop­er­ly and water is rolling back towards the house

We have the answer

If your gut­ters do not need replac­ing, most like­ly the solu­tion is a rel­a­tive­ly easy fix and Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing can do it for you. 

  • Repair­ing and rein­forc­ing the sag or bro­ken seal in your gut­ters will allow water to flow properly
  • Remov­ing gut­ter cov­er­ings that are restrict­ing water can actu­al­ly improve water flow
  • Extend­ing the down­spout 10 feet from the house is recommended
  • Clear­ing the gut­ters and down­spouts from leaves, twigs and oth­er debris –even toys – is a sim­ple fix
  • Semi-annu­al clean­ing can elim­i­nate many gut­ter issues
  • Cre­at­ing the prop­er slope near down­spouts will move water out to the yard and not toward the foundation

Is this some­thing you can do on your own?

Unclog­ging your gut­ters is some­thing you can do your­self, but why take the risk of dam­ag­ing your gut­ters or falling and injur­ing your­self? These issues are best left to the pro­fes­sion­als at Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing so you know the job is being done cor­rect­ly. Our team of experts will diag­nose the prob­lem and get your gut­ters and down­spouts flow­ing freely in no time. 

Call for your gut­ter inspec­tion today! 

Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing can assess the prob­lem to keep your base­ment dry and wor­ry-free. Sched­ule an appoint­ment or give us a call at (708) 330‑4466.

What our customers say

  • We con­tract­ed Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing Solu­tions for exte­ri­or wall seal­ing and foun­da­tion crack repair ser­vices. Ken was very thor­ough in explain­ing the work that would be done, and his crew did a great job. This busi­ness was a plea­sure to work with.

    Stacie T.
  • Work­man­ship and ser­vice were excel­lent. Would rec­om­mend with­out reservation.

  • You and your crew did a great job in our base­ment and crawl­space. You went the extra mile to insure that all of our water seep­age prob­lems are over. We would rec­om­mend you high­ly to oth­er peo­ple. Your qual­i­ty and time­ly work out­match­es all the others.