Erosion Homes built to code are on a slight slope to allow water runoff away from the foundation. The rain from your roof wash away more and more soil each time it rains. This causes your sloped landscape to wear down, allowing water to flow toward your home instead of away from it.Erosion also causes the foundation to settle. Eventually uneven floors and cracks will appear in walls and chimneys.
Flower Beds Water direct from the roof will not only wash away all that hard work but ponding of water will kill some plants with to much water.
Basement Flooding Water from your roof ponding around the house increases added weight on the foundation. Over time damage to basement walls is eminent. Cracks in your foundation wall will allow water to flow into your basement and promote mold, which could become a health hazard.
Added Protection If you decide to install gutters, you also need to clean and maintain them to prevent the problems described above. Adding gutter guards will reduce maintenance by preventing debris gathering in the gutter and blocking outlets or clogging downspouts.