If you own an older home, you may notice small circular concrete things sticking up a few inches above ground level. They are close to the home’s foundation. What are these mystery things? What was their purpose? Why don’t we see them on newer houses?
These mystery things are called crocks. They did serve a purpose many years ago. Rainwater from homes used to drain into the community sewer system. The water from your roof would end up at the water treatment plant. As cities grew, the cost became prohibitive. For this reason, many communities have outlawed draining roof water in the storm sewers.
Today, downspouts discharge rain water away from the house and directly onto the lawn. At Alloy Gutter Company we occasionally get requests to seal up obsolete crocks. Alloy will cement over the opening where the downspout used to discharge; this is done at a very nominal charge. As a bonus, sealing up the crocks will bring your gutter system up to city code. Give us a call because Alloy Gutter Company can take care of ALL your gutter needs, including the crocks.
Alloy Gutter Company is the seamless gutter and leaf protection subcontractor for you! Alloy Gutter is built on long-standing relationships with contractors. When we are on your jobs, we are representing your company. If we generate any leads while on your jobsites, we turn them in back to your company.
Why else should you use Alloy Gutter?
- Been in business since 1976 – that means you KNOW we’re good!
- Same-day/next-day installations on seamless gutter and leaf protection installations*
- Expertly trained installers
- Over 30 colors in stock
- Fully staffed office to assist you, Monday – Friday, 6am – 5pm
- Push-Button Easy – Call, Fax, or Email Jobs 24/7
- Large Service Area – We Service from Flint down to the MI/OH border and from Lake Erie to Lake Michigan!
With the harsh winter we've had here in Michigan, we are anticipating that many homeowners will find a lot of problems on their homes’ exteriors as the weather continues to break. People are starting to go outside to inspect their homes. Alloy Gutter is equipped to keep up with the amount of work-flow that this type of winter generates. Let Alloy Gutter take care of all of your seamless gutter installations this year!*Some restrictions apply. SE MI only*