Many people ask me why they should put gutters on their home. In the Dallas area, it's easy. The answer is because of the expansive, clay soils and the gutters help maintain a more equal balance of water distribution around the foundation.
In Austin, the answer is a little more complicated as most foundations are sitting on rock and not clay soil. However, you still need to have a consistant amount of moisture around the foundation to make sure the house is breathing and moving properly.
So, the easy answer to why you need gutters is because you don't want this to happen or your yard to flatten out like this:
My new house only has partial gutters and we haven't put up full gutters yet, and this is just a reminder that the full gutters will make a huge difference once installed.
And even when you have gutters, sometimes they need to be adjusted. Look at the below picture of how water is pooling around my house as it's trapped in the flowerbed instead of on a slope.
I'm excited about the rain as we really need it. If we're going to wakeboard this year and take Alyssa out on the boat, we need more water in the lakes around here.
Plus, my Topsy Turvey Tomato plant could use a good soaking. Those tomatoes are getting pretty big!
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