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  1. General DIY Discussions
    The side of my house is along a helpful grade, and I've been using gravity with an above-ground pipe to shuttle the gutter water away from a particularly high-producing roof gutter. Without it, water leaks into the basement big-time. With it, the basement is dry as a bone. My plan is to move...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am wondering if anyone might have some suggestions on solving this drainage issue with our vinyl deck. We used to have 2 separate decks but upon rebuild we have them joined with a narrow walkway. There was previously a downspout where the new walkway currently is. Initially, we were going to...
  3. 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...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm going to remove current downspout and bury it using the flex-drain corrugated pipe + popup emitter for my downspout. In the attached picture, I'm trying to decide best location to dig the trench and position the popup emitter. Here are my two options: 1) run it perpendicular to foundation...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, Hoping this is the right section for this question... I'm planning to re-route the downspout from my eavesthrough so that it drains out into the garden vs. down into the house (see picture attached). I'm wondering what's the best way to cap off the pipe. It's right up against the...
  6. 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...
  7. Plumbing
    It is my understanding that using solid pvc underground, with the right angled flow will prevent any ice blockage in the winter. Is that correct? My underground downspout drainage flows consistently downhill at roughly 2 inches for every 8 ft for about 50 ft length.
  8. General DIY Discussions
    I recently purcahsed a brick 2-flat with front balcony. I've included a photo. There is drainage in the floor of the balcony, but the pipe that comes down and out of the ceiling of the first floor is straight and wide open (at left corner). Water appears to have collected at the first floor...
  9. Building & Construction
    My rear gutters' downspout drains into a hole with rocks on the bottom. I think the hole only goes down 3 feet until I touch rocks. I haven't found any drains on the front of the house so does this mean this is a storm drain vs a french drain?We have a lot of downpours here where we've...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We have a downspout that runs down the corner of our garage and empties onto the sidewalk which come to the garage wall. I would like to run the downspout down through the sidewalk, under the sidewalk and out into the yard with a bubbler at the end. How do we go about that?
  11. Roofing/Siding
    I disconnected the downspouts from the sewer & they now empty into rain barrels. But 1) I need to move the barrels and 2) I have too much runoff. So my question is, is there such a thing as a pitched downspout? To take the water along the side of the house where the gable is, i.e. where...
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