Routine gutter repair and inspection is vital to the performance of your home's water management system. Inspect for blockage, holes, cracks and sags.
Step 4: Repair cracks. Look for cracks in the overlapping sections of gutter. If a loosening section or seam is found, first clean the area thoroughly. Drill two 1/8-inch holes into the bottom of the overlapping sections and one on each side as well. Use a pop riveter to pop rivet the sections together. Lay down a coat of gutter compound over the seam and all the rivets. Use a stiff brush to spread the compound over the entire seam, extending coverage up the side of the seam and out 1 inch from either side of the seam. Pop rivet the sections together.