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Eavestroughs (also known as gutters or eaves) are drainage devices which plays an important role on the exterior of your home or business. The main purpose of a rain gutter is to protect a building’s foundation by channeling water away from its base. They also help to reduce erosion, prevent leaks in basements and crawlspaces, protect painted surfaces by reducing exposure to water and provide a means to collect rainwater for later use.

It is a feature that is quite often overlooked.

In the long run, eavestroughs that are not professionally installed may start a water runoff that can create damage to the foundation. This could eventually bring flooding in the basement.

As well, clogged gutters could cause water leakage into the house as the water backs up. Clogged gutters can also lead to stagnant water build-up which allows mosquitoes to breed and also allow grasses and weeds to grow into the eaves.

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