Total Plumbing & Heating recommends a series of steps homeowners can take to mitigate some of the flooding problems downspouts
Grow a Downspout
Bog Garden," Natural Life Magazine, July/August, 2007 www.
When installing an additional downspout
isn't an option, install a 3 x 4-in.
Sponsel ran a hose onto the roof and through the downspout
Cut your downspout
and attach an elbow and, if necessary, an extension, to direct rainwater into your garden and away from your house's foundation.
Water collected off the front half of the roof is directed through two downspouts
into an underground syste that waters the front garden; a 4-inch perforated drainpipe carries the water to plants.
may be too small for the amount of water collected by the roof area; there may also be a problem with either gutters (if there are any) or other means of directing water to the downspout
If you're still getting water in the basement after sloping the ground away from the house and adding gutters and downspout
extensions, then a drainage system may be the only solution.
Tanks below downspouts
can be siphoned off to other tanks in the garden, such as one near a vegetable garden.
To fix the problem, first move the downspout
to direct water away from the fence.
A good place to set up a rain garden is under a downspout
, so rain running off roofs is collected.
A The downspout
is dumping water against the house.
PVC pipe to channel water from a downspout
to your garden.
The panels catch water falling through gaps in the deck and channel it to a gutter that drains through a downspout
Tenders are invited for work includes approx 11,550 lf of 3" downspout
drain pipes; investigate/inspect 127 existing downspout
leaders in 50 single-family homes; install approx 2,000 lf of 6" sanitary lateral cipp and 52 sanitary sewer cleanouts; various surface restoration quantities, and other such work as may be necessary to complete the contract.