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Stop Your Yard from Flooding When It Rains with Gutter Guards

It’s no secret that heavy rainfall can wreak havoc on your yard. From flooding to erosion, the damage can be costly and time-consuming to repair. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your yard from the effects of excessive amounts of rain.

 Installing gutter guards is a great way to ensure that your yard doesn’t suffer from flooding when it rains. Our gutter pros at The Rhino Gutter Company explain!

Why is Yard Flooding Bad?

Excess water is always bad for your home’s safety and belongings. In addition to creating slippery and unattractive, muddy surfaces that are difficult to walk around or mow, excess water can destroy the landscaping that you worked so hard on. Not to mention, flooding and standing water can damage your home’s foundation and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Remember, chronic flooding and water sitting next to your home’s foundation can cause BIG trouble. When your foundation comes in contact with water for prolonged periods, cracks can form that can eventually cause the entire structure that your home sits on to shift, eventually making it unsafe to live in.

How Do Gutter Guards Work?

Gutter guards are designed to keep debris out of the gutters while still allowing water to move freely through them. The micro-mesh filter allows only water through, trapping any leaves or twigs in its path which prevents clogs and potential overflows.

This ensures that even during heavy downpours, your gutters will remain clear and able to handle large volumes of water without causing flooding in your yard.

Will Gutter Guards Work in Heavy Rain?

Ideally, gutter guards should still filter out debris even in a heavy downpour. High-quality gutter protection, like our patented Rhino Gutter Guards, which are made from aluminum and stainless-steel mesh is superior to other kinds of gutter guards and are built to stand up to even the heaviest rainfall.

However, it is important to note that depending on the rain’s strength, there is always a potential that your downspouts might be unable to manage all the rainwater, even if your gutters and gutter guards are functioning properly. This can result in rainwater overflowing from the side of your house.

How Can I Divert Rainwater Away from My Home?

Here are a few more tips for things that you can do in addition to installing Gutter Guards to keep your yard flood-free.

Downspouts & Downspout Extensions

So, you have Rhino Gutter Guards installed, but how do you prevent excess water from pooling or flooding around your home’s foundation or landscaping? By slowing the water down of course!

To do so, you will need a gutter system with downspouts that are in appropriate areas, or you might even need a downspout extension that helps divert the rainwater where it is less likely to flood.

Collecting Rainwater

If after using gutter guards and diverting rainwater with downspouts or downspout extensions, you still have issues with flooding, you can try collecting rainwater in barrels. These rain barrels are connected directly to your gutter system’s downspouts and catch excess rainwater, thus preventing flooding.

The rainwater that you capture can be used to water your garden, landscaping, or turfgrass.

Read More > 5 Ways to Manage Stormwater Runoff

Prevent Flooding with Rhino Gutter Guards

If you are ready to protect your home from all the damage that flooding and standing water can cause, call our team at The Rhino Gutter Company at (813) 590-5936 for a Rhino Gutter Guard, or seamless gutter system quote!

We will ensure that your home and yard are protected!