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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm looking for any ideas or thoughts on improving the set up of my downspout and drainage off the front of house. Current set up is downspout goes straight into an old drainage pipe where water runs onto driveway about 5 ft away from garage door (near front car tire in pics). There is almost no...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm posting this for my sister, who lives 400 miles from me. They have a large house, 4,500 sq. ft., on the side of a hill and have apparently been plagued by water issues. She called this morning and related that there is a clog somewhere in the large pipes that carry the gutter water away...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    A few months ago I bought a house built in 1870, and I'm really looking forward to restoring it to its original condition--at least as close as I can come with a limited budget! It sat empty for two years, so you can guess it has some issues that need attention. First was a new roof, as shown...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone. Why are some homes (built within last 10 years) diverting rainwater from downspouts onto the lawn while some go into piping leading underground (french drain?) My home was builit 2002-2003 and diverts onto lawn while my sister's (built 2006) goes into the piping and my...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Okay, trying to remain flexible as I go along with my gutter run-off project ... I decided that I could get some ground "infiltration" with this method with one of my two garage downspouts (instead of just shooting it into the alley): How To Recess Downspouts In About Four Minutes -...
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