When the earth around your home or business settles or shifts, the downspouts can disconnect from the in-ground drain lines causing more damaging runoff.
Routine inspections and maintenance of your downspouts will save you money on future, more serious repairs.
You should inspect for signs of such things as rust and impact damage.
Rust is a sign that your downspouts may be suffering from a decline of their structural integrity. In other words, they may not hold up much longer.
Take a look at how rust actually caused this downspout pictured below to detach from the gutter. Where is the water going now? That’ right, the water will now run straight down, right next to the home and into the basement.
Impact damage can be caused by many things falling trees or branches, a car or lawn care machinery, kids playing, animals, etc. When your downspouts get deformed, they respond just as if there was a clog and become a problem.
Your downspouts are just as important as your gutters.
What do your gutters and downspouts look like? If you have a concern, feel free to give us a call. Bauer Specialty can help identify issues and provide professional solutions that last.