Underground gutters help keep the basement dry.
We aren’t planning to install eave gutters on the house. Instead, we’re installing recycled strips of EPDM along the perimeter of the house that will act as underground gutters.
The primary function of the underground gutters is to channel water draining off the roof away from the house and foundation wall.
The backfill soil was compacted and sloped away from the foundation.
The EPDM will be covered with a layer of small stones that will drain the water and reduce splash back onto the siding.