OAKLAND — Host, Sarah Rutan: From your roof to your foundation, it’s important to have systems in place to ensure proper drainage and avoid related problems. Today we’re in Oakland with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jim Gardner of Jim Gardner Construction to learn more.
Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Jim Gardner: So, I have a few tips for you about drainage. The primary source of drainage problems at your home, is the water coming from your roof which channels through your downspouts. A lot of older homes especially, have no connections to their downspouts, i.e.: they’re draining directly adjacent to the building. Those downspouts need to be connected to some form of piping that collects the water and gets it away from your house. Read more