#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.
The only other addition to the system was to add wire mesh over the top of the downspout
to keep out leaves.
Start by removing the old downspout
. 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.
Sells Save the Rain, a diverter that fits all metal and plastic downspouts
If water is gushing from your downspouts
and still overflowing the gutters, you should install additional downspouts
or replace your standard 2 x 3-in.
To fix the problem, first move the downspout
to direct water away from the fence.
Smith placed two rain barrels at a downspout
, and directed water from one through an underground spigot to the garden, while retaining water via a second spigot in the other rain barrel for release during dry spells.
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.
ft., not including the gutter and downspout
. Sound expensive?
Ideally, you could attach the downspout
near the outer end of the gutter and drain the water straight down to the ground.