Hi. Not specifically roof related, though a roofing solution may exist.
I have a two story cape code house with a tall windowless side faces where wet weather typically comes from.
Rain hits this side of the house (lots of it) and essentially drops right down to the ground at the foundation (and from there down to french drains).
Unfortunately, more water typically arrives than the drains can take care of so I end up with water intrusion where the basement floor and walls meet at a few places on that side of the house.
My (non-construction) thought was to put plastic and gravel around that side of the house to catch the water and direct it elsewhere.
Is there better solution?
The roof isn’t really the issue I guess. Its simply the way cape cod style houses are made and the prevaiing weather patterns that is the issue.
Attaching gutter to the side of the house near the ground to grab the water and direct it to spouting might work, but be silly. Can one attach gutter to aluminum siding?
The plastic and gravel would work, but…