Originally Posted By: Diana Reese
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Hello! Perhaps someone hear can kindly answer my questions. If gutters are so critical to keeping water away from the foundation, why do most Florida homeowners not use them? Is it because Florida homes are more likely to be built on sandy soil? Does sandy soil create a more stable foundation vs. expansive soil?
I am installing gutters on my home and have overall good grading on the property, with the exception of the SE and NE sides where the patio jets out and the slope is neutral. I believe my home has experienced some differential settlement, but I can't help but wonder if other homes in my area have experienced the same. And if not, why?