Is your roof causing a foundation problem in Durham NC

Sometimes a foundation problem can stem from your roof. How? Architects like roofs with multiple peaks. Hip roofs tend to be popular but can cause a foundation problem in Durham NC.

Roof discharge tends to be the biggest culprit for foundation problems. Gutters on a house Hip roofs, gutters can’t handle because the water comes down all at once which can cause erosion, leading to foundation problems

If the gutter system doesn’t properly handle the water, then it can erode and cause standing water and erosion around the foundation. Water can seep into the crawlspace which puts stress on opening such as vents and the door.

Roof designs and water management system (gutters) need to be evaluated over time to identify problems that can lead to a foundation issues.

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