Capitol Gutter, Inc.

Olympia Area Gutter Installation & Repairs

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  • Dealing with Decks and Overhangs

    Capitol Gutter installed this downspout to carry water away from this deck to prevent flooding and foundation problems.Capitol Gutter installed this downspout to carry water away from this deck to prevent flooding and foundation problems.With our wet, rainy season in the winter months in South Puget Sound, homeowners sometimes discover roof drainage problems that can not just become an inconvenience, but can actually cause damage to the home.

    This local homeowner had a two-fold problem. The deck on this home is built on a platform so that it would be accessible from the main level of the home. This is a fairly common design in our landscape because many homes are built in hilly areas.  When it rained, runoff from the roof would overflow onto the deck, making it difficult to enter and exit the home, and also causing water to permeate the soil next to the foundation. Over time, this could cause foundation

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  • Downspout Puzzle - Aestheics vs. Function

    This downspout required two elbow joints to run down and meet with the deck support post. This downspout required two elbow joints to run down and meet with the deck support post.Sometimes we get thrown for a loop with an unusual gutter situation and have to come up with a unique solution. Here's an Olympia downspout installation that required a compromise between aethetics and functionality.

    The gutter above this covered deck needed a downspout, but we didn't want to drop the downspout where it would obstruct the view. While we could run the downspout behind the support post for the roof, the support for the deck below did not line up. We knew that if we ran the downspout straight to the ground it would be unsupported and like to be accidentally bumped loose. So we built an elbow joint to run the downpout over to the support post and down to the ground.

    You might wonder why we didn't create a right angle, rather than a diagonal slope. In order for water and debris to drain properly, there needs to be a slope. Again,

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Contact Info.

Capitol Gutter, Inc.
(360) 264.4574
PO Box 945
Tenino, Wa. 98589

Serving Greater Olympia,
Thurston, Mason, Lewis counties

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