5027 S Commerce Dr
Murray, UT 84107

October 11, 2022

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most important concepts when it comes to protecting your property's exterior from water damage. Moisture causes all sorts of issues with certain parts of our properties when it's allowed in without any kind of blockage, but the right simple efforts will direct water away from these important locations and ensure your space is protected. 

At Intermountain Coatings, we're happy to offer a wide range of waterproofing and sealing solutions for numerous areas of your property, including garage floors, decks, patios and many others. In today's part two of our series, we'll go over some additional important tips on how to keep moisture from becoming an issue on your property.

Ensuring Gutter System Quality

One additional component that plays a major role in keeping moisture away from your property is a quality gutter system. These systems are designed to direct water that falls on your roof downward and away from the foundation of your home or business, and they play an absolutely crucial role in keeping this water where it belongs.

If you have any kind of issue with your gutters, it's important to address it as soon as possible. Clogged gutters full of leaves and debris won't be able to do their job properly, and they may even cause water to back up and spill over the edge of your roof in certain cases. If you have any doubts about the quality of your gutters, it's always best to have a professional take a look and make any necessary repairs or replacements.

Directing Downspouts

Down similar lines, even if your gutter system is fully functional and operational, you could still be risking water damage if your downspouts are not directed properly. These spouts are designed to direct water away from your foundation, and if they're not installed or positioned correctly, they may cause water to pool up next to your home instead.

It's generally best to have your downspouts directed at least four to six feet away from your property, and in some cases you may even want to extend them further. This will ensure that water is directed far enough away that it won't be able to cause any damage, and it will also help to keep your landscaping healthy since excess moisture can lead to problems for certain types of plants.

Grading and Sloping

Finally, one last way to keep water from becoming an issue around your property is to ensure that your grading and sloping are set up correctly. Your property should have a slight slope that leads away from your foundation, and this will ensure that any water that falls on your property will run off in the right direction instead of pooling up next to your home.

If you're not sure whether or not your property is graded correctly, it's generally best to have a professional take a look. They'll be able to tell you for sure and make any necessary adjustments, and this is always the best way to ensure that your property is protected against water damage.

For more on how to ensure water damage isn't an issue on your property, or to learn about any of our polyurea coatings or related solutions, speak to our team at Intermountain Coatings today.

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