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Texas Minimum Construction Standards

7.6 Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts shall be installed or replaced on all Rehabilitations. Gutters shall have a slope no less than 1:20 and all seams shall be made weather tight, if applicable. Downspouts shall be installed at a minimum every 40’ and shall discharge water at least 5’ from the foundation. Drainage 5’ away from the foundation may be accomplished through the installation of a French drain, swales, or other means of directing water away from the foundation. Water shall not be discharged onto an adjoining property.
Gutters shall be equipped with screens to allow leaves and other debris to be washed off the roof. Rain barrels are an allowable expense, but they are not required.