With all the flooding rains in Central Florida, you would think gutters are an essential feature of every home. On the contrary, most homes have little to no guttering. One reason may be that with the sandy nature of the soil and quick drainage of the yard, many homeowners do not see the ponding. Or, it could be that most builders in trying to keep pricing down on a new home, do not include guttering on a new home. Whatever the case, homeowners should add guttering to their home once they have made the purchase.