Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-04-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67
Share |
Default

What to do with gutter runoff?


To preface... I live in a small city lot (140-x-40 ft I think) in an old town that has a combined waste/storm water sewage system. Come Feb 1st, everyone is required to disconnect their downspouts from the city sewer system.

Many people seem to be just diverting their downspouts directly into their yard at the base of their houses. This seems to create a lot of mud (due to the close proximity of houses) and I'm worried will cause problems with crawlspaces & foundations.

Is it safe to do this? Are they any alternatives as to what to do with all this water? I imagine rain barrels will just fill up too fast.
PirateKatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
What can I find here?
 
Winchester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 188
Default

What to do with gutter runoff?


Running downspouts out to the yard is all I've ever known.
Winchester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 01:25 PM   #3
Commercial Roofing
 
AaronB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 927
Default

What to do with gutter runoff?


If your basement is proper, then no problems. There is no more water getting onto the roof than there is in the the space the roof occupies on the ground.... well not much more.

Go for it.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Free inspection within 12 miles
Seamless Polyurea Roofing Membranes for Metal Roofing, Roof Leak Repair, Seamless Commercial Spray Foam Insulation, Seamless Commercial Roofing, SPF Roofing, Industrial Insulation, Our trucks are red but our roofing is GREEN!
AaronB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 03:58 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada (s/w ON.)
Posts: 2,294
Default

What to do with gutter runoff?


Quote:
Originally Posted by PirateKatz View Post
To preface... I live in a small city lot (140-x-40 ft I think) in an old town that has a combined waste/storm water sewage system. Come Feb 1st, everyone is required to disconnect their downspouts from the city sewer system.

Many people seem to be just diverting their downspouts directly into their yard at the base of their houses. This seems to create a lot of mud (due to the close proximity of houses) and I'm worried will cause problems with crawlspaces & foundations.

Is it safe to do this? Are they any alternatives as to what to do with all this water? I imagine rain barrels will just fill up too fast.
This can be a problem. The same thing occurred in my area awhile back!
I now have a pond that forms in my back yard! My neighbor has water at his garage over-head door. And when this freezes, he cannot get into his garage.
My eaves troughs used to empty into my backyard and I have now changed them to flow out to the road where we have storm sewers!
Wildie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 06:33 AM   #5
Commercial Roofing
 
AaronB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 927
Default

What to do with gutter runoff?


What about changing the pitch of the land to facilitate water runoff? Seems like the most reasonable remedy.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Free inspection within 12 miles
Seamless Polyurea Roofing Membranes for Metal Roofing, Roof Leak Repair, Seamless Commercial Spray Foam Insulation, Seamless Commercial Roofing, SPF Roofing, Industrial Insulation, Our trucks are red but our roofing is GREEN!
AaronB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gutter Heaters kennykenny Roofing/Siding 17 02-29-2012 02:43 PM
replacing gutter apron ponch37300 Roofing/Siding 5 07-31-2008 06:25 PM
How can I remove my gutter / apron with out pulling the first row of shingels wamyers92 Roofing/Siding 3 07-02-2008 02:10 AM
Proper way to install gutter flashing? Kasfidan Roofing/Siding 3 03-17-2008 12:57 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.