splash block

splash block

[′splash ‚bläk]
(building construction)
A small masonry block with a concave surface placed on the ground below a downspout at a sloping angle to carry roof drainage water away from a building and to prevent erosion of the soil.

splash block

splash block
A small masonry block laid on the ground below a downspout to carry roof drainage away from a building and to prevent soil erosion.
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We also do a splash block to numb the nerve right at the socket level.
To fix the wall, move the splash block and remove enough soil to see if the tilted brick is decorative (veneer) or structural.
Work includes design, fabrication, erection, painting and disinfection of the tank, design and construction of it~s concrete foundation, installation of required internal piping, yard piping, concrete overflow splash block, concrete approach pad, tank related electrical and control equipment items.
fabrication and installation of prefinished 24 ga metal arch seamless box gutter with down spouts, splash blocks and all appurtenances.
Prevent their access by diverting water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
Finally, in 2010 when the company needed money for five presses to mold new products rubber splash blocks and rubber pavers--some $500,000 in funding was a no-brainer.
Downspouts can terminate at splash blocks, if the lot is properly graded, or they can be connected to a dry well.
Eighteen-inch long splash blocks aren't always enough.
Ti1e work includes the replacement of existing gutters with aluminum gutters and downspouts, and splash blocks.