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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A plastic or concrete splash block that angles the water a few feet away would help.
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.
Prevent their access by diverting water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the home, and keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation.
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.
* Collection of roof water in gutters that drain to splash blocks rather than directly to storm-sewer piping.
Downspouts can terminate at splash blocks, if the lot is properly graded, or they can be connected to a dry well.
If you have gutters and downspouts, make sure the rainwater is discharged onto splash blocks and the grade leads water away from the foundation.
Check the pitch of the downspout extensions and splash blocks to make sure they direct water away from the house.