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Old 01-23-2007, 10:46 AM   #16
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Repair or replace sheetrock?


What a mess!

I am so grateful to you for your wisdom and direction. I will try the various tests you mention and see what happens.

Would it make sense to fit a wider gutter as well as the gutter guard if the water is running over the existing gutter?

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Gutter guards (like leaf guard) may hinder the collection of water a bit. Only use if you have leaf clogging issues. From your pics I suspect you don't. Larger gutters would be beneficial if the ones you have over flow. overflow can also be corrected with additional downspouts. If they don't overflow then the size is OK. If the water runs off the roof and not into the gutters then that should be fixed (repositioned gutters). This is most common in an inside corner, hence that splash guard in the previous post.
Also slope on gutters should be toward the downspouts, of course, and they shouldn't leak.
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So much common sense allied to experience; thanks Brik.

I'll get on with checking that stuff and be nack to you in a few days time with the findings.
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So much common sense allied to experience; thanks Brik.

I'll get on with checking that stuff and be nack to you in a few days time with the findings.
So, here's what I am going to go:

- upgrade the sump pump

- replace some guttering

- put in one of those divider things on the roof

- put in an extra couple of downpipes to clear the water more quickly from the gutter

- route the downipes into a french drain going around the property rear perimeter (the garden hold water that is run off from properties above us so I will dig a french drain to help clear that).

- replace/repair the heating radiators in the back section of the basement to make sure those rooms stay warm.

- run dehumidifier/s.

Thanks for all your advice; it has saved me a lot og money and hassle.

Morris

That should do it.
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