Where Should the Rainwater From Your Gutters Go?

Gutters and downspouts are necessary features of any residential and commercial roofing system; they are responsible for funneling water off the roof and away from the property’s premises to prevent water damage. But where does the water go once it’s redirected?


Where Is the Rainwater Delivered?

Make sure that your gutters are properly installed and unclogged to deliver water away from your home without interruption until it reaches these spots:

  • Drainage pit: This method is achieved by excavating a part of the ground, usually three feet in depth, width and length. It’s the perfect drainage for large volumes of waterIt’s also cost-effective and won’t compromise your home’s curb appeal.
  • Rain barrel: Typically installed aboveground, a rain barrel is the easiest way to store rainwater. You can even remove it during dry seasons to maximize the space in your garden.
  • Rainwater collection system: Adding an underground tank linked to a filter and a pump that pumps water out whenever you need it is also an option to consider. Bear in mind, however, that you will need the help of a roof repair and gutter expert to ensure the job is done right.

Where Does the Water Go if Downspouts Are Not Doing Their Jobs?

In case your downspouts are too short, it will deliver rainwater too close to your house. When it’s the gutter system that doesn’t have enough downspouts, it can possibly collapse and also lead to overflow. These are just some of the scenarios that you can consider, but each one poses the risk of flooding and soil erosion that can wreak havoc on the foundations of your home.

If you need help with your gutter system, Berry Roofing & Solar is more than excited to help you. We also proudly offer and install solar panels and solar tubes throughout California.

Call us at (951) 547 0614, or reach our roofing specialists through our contact form. Let’s discuss your needs during an initial consultation.