The expansion and contraction of the soils around your home is the number one contributing factor to slab failure. After a period of rainy weather, the soils around a home become saturated with moisture and expand. As the soils dry, they contract. With this repeating cycle, support to the foundation can be compromised leading to cracked foundations and masonry.
Rainwater cascading off an unguttered roof will hit the ground with enough force to cause a splashback. Within this splashback are dirt, grass and minerals that end up on the exterior of your home. Over a short period of time, a stain appears that can be difficult to remove or hide.
Plants, flowers, mulch and soil located under the drip line of an unguttered roof can suffer from the water runoff of a thunderstorm. Additionally, this runoff can result in an over watering condition that could permit harmful fungus to develop as well as attract ants, roaches and termites. A properly designed and installed gutter system keeps the soil surrounding your ‘home at a consistent moisture level by directing roof run-off safely away from the house.