3 Consider burying the downspouts
and drainpipes to prevent environmental damage.
Two or three or more stand-alone barrels, connected to other downspouts
, will collect more water during heavy downpours.
Use the new 3 x 4-in, drop outlet that you buy with your new downspout
as a template to trace an outline for the larger hole.
The only other addition to the system was to add wire mesh over the top of the downspout
to keep out leaves.
Whether you're installing new gutters or already have them, be sure the downspouts
have 4- to 6-ft.
Another design takes water from a downspout
through a plastic pipe with holes punched in it, allowing water to seep back into the soil.
Attach an extension to your downspout
to channel water farther away from the house.
rectangular home with a downspout
at each corner, you'd have approximately 600 sq.
Pulling off downspout
extensions and jamming them back on is a nuisance when you're mowing.
Other locations that may be conducive to termite activity include high-moisture areas near the roof downspout
, sprinkler heads or air conditioner drip lines.
Here's a way to unplug a downspout
without climbing a ladder: Wait a day or two after rain to let all the water seep past the clog and out of the downspout
provide and install a new 2" x 3" aluminum downspout
at the southeast corner of the garage.