Your gutters are an integral part of your exterior, gathering and diverting water away from the rest of your home. Without them, you will likely be dealing with rot, mold and even structural problems. As a responsible homeowner, you must keep up with gutter maintenance and cleaning to make sure that you do not deal with water damage. But have you ever wondered where the water from your gutters and downspouts actually goes?
What Happens to Water From Your Gutters
Your rain gutters collect the water. The downspouts carry the water to the ground. After that, the rainwater exits your downspouts into a gully or drain, which is nearly always level with the ground. Most gullies are manufactured with a bend that is buried below ground to prevent odors. These are usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). However, if you live in an older property, your gully may be made of a type of clay.
Maybe we don’t think about it too often because it is out of sight. But after leaving your downspouts and entering the ground through the gulley, the rainwater makes its way to your city’s sewage system.
In some properties that are not connected to the main sewer system, a soakaway is installed to help remove surface water. Advancements in construction methods have made soakaways very good at dealing with large quantities of rainwater. They can be constructed to meet the specific requirements of a property and its location to prevent water from damaging your home.
Trust Us for Your Gutter Needs
Since 1998, The Badger Company has been offering professional gutter installation and replacement services to homeowners throughout South Wisconsin. To schedule your installation, please feel welcome to give us a call at (608) 850-6282. Alternatively, you may fill out our convenient contact form, and one of our experts will be happy to assist you.