Property insurers recommend that gutters and down pipes undergo annual inspection and clearance. Clogged and overflowing gutters can dump gallons of water onto the ground next to the property. This water can cause basement waterproofing problems, foundation erosion, and settlement issues. It may also cause damp issues on walls in the vicinity of the leak.
Many people think they need waterproofing when they actually just need gutter cleaning. Gutter cleaning is much less costly than waterproofing.