long front of house - no gutters


Old 07-12-05, 01:20 PM
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I have an 18' sectoin on the front of my house that doesn't have any gutters. The roof line is going the other direction (which does have short 4' gutters on it). Consequently, when it rains, there's no place for the water to go other than down and into the basement. There's some newer landscaping there, so I don't want to try to dig it up to make a french drain. How useful would getting an 18' section of gutter and at least placing down near the foundation and getting another 6' section to get the water away from the house?
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Old 07-13-05, 05:38 PM
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Why not "place the gutter near the roof"....instead of "near the foundation"....?
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in theory to catch all the additional rain that falls from the ground to 11' up.

I am also thinking of getting a wider than usual gutter as well...
Old 07-14-05, 01:14 PM
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I have to agree with Dodge on this one...
Gutters are for roofing
Drains are for foundations

How about a sloping gravel trough of sorts to collect and divert run-off. It could be made to look part of the landscaping.

If water is getting into the basement... Will guttering will 100% correct the problem? They will help divert water away from the foundation, however the basement shouldn't be seeping water regardless of guttering.

Something else is going on.
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