How extending your downspouts can improve your home drainage

Gutters and downspouts are central to the drainage of your home although both of them play slightly different functions. While downspouts are commonly deployed in transporting water from your home, gutters readily found use in channeling water from your roof. But there are cases when downspouts can’t adequately stand up to the task of dispersing water from your home.

In a situation where there is a heavy downpour, your downspout can really turn inadequate if particularly they are short; and water could end up collecting into a little river around the base of your home. If you don’t attend to this early enough, it can wreak devastations on your foundation. Even outside the foundation damage, such pooling water can also prompt the growth of mildew and mold in your home.

One way you can sort you and your building out of such ugly mess is by procuring the extension of your downspout. Let us, therefore, look at how we can extend our downspouts in such cases.

First, you may need to get a new and longer downspout pipe. This has to correspond to your former downspout pipe. It is not difficult getting this resemblance. Before you go get improved downspout pipe, take a measurement of the previous pipe particularly its diameter. Make sure your new pipe corresponds to your previous pipe pertaining to these measurements.

There may situations where the location of your downspout extension doesn’t get many people walking through it every day, in such circumstance you can simply extend the pipe rather than a whole fresh acquisition. You would simply bring in your hacksaw and cut out an additional length of pipe and attach it steadfastly with the parent downspout pipe by means of a binding agent like the gutter elbow. Something around seven feet would do for the new pipe.

Another alternative could be a splash block. Your splash block in this instance would help you disburse the pool of water from your building. There is not an elaborate amount of work to do with the splash block. You can simply place the splash block under your downspout. You have the options of a permanent splash block or a removable splash block. There could be situations that could pop up and you would need to move your splash block; hence a removable downspout would prove a more sustainable and flexible option. You have to also consider the location where you are situating your splash block. Is it somewhere where people explore more on foot like your patios or your walkways? If yes, then you need additional arrangements for the long term and safe operation of your splash block.

Your drainage can be largely improved if you bring in your roll-up sleeve. You can place your roll-up sleeve at where your downspout ends. You will especially find a roll-up sleeve helpful if you battling to prevent clutter. When such devastating rainfall comes in, your downspout would help your downspouts and gutter combat flooding better.

Are you experiencing drainage issues, don’t risk your foundation or even the health of your family longer. Get in touch with our experts today and we are coming with full force to solve your issues and restore the smile on your home.

Abry Brothers