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Updated Exterior Drainage Will Help Keep a Home Dry in Galena, OH

Monday, May 20th, 2019 by Holly Richards-Purpura


Homeowners in Galena, OH, moved into their house not long after it was built 13 years ago. Recently, however, they experienced something they were not prepared for – the basement flooded. Once they cleaned up the mess this unfortunate incident left behind, the owners started to look into how to fix this problem once and for all.

They found information online about Ohio Basement Authority, and they were eager to contact us for further guidance and meet with one of our inspectors.

Our inspector completed a thorough evaluation of the home, and he found the problem to be outside the house. He pointed out that there were above-ground downspout conductor lines, as well as a disconnected section, on the other side of the seeping walls that allowed water to drain next to the foundation.

Our inspector then recommended updating the home’s exterior drainage system.


One of our crews then installed new downspout conductor lines.

The crew used durable 3” polyethylene pipe for the lines. These lines were attached to the ends of the gutter downspouts and directed away from the home’s foundation to drain water to the street-side curb in front of the house. The lines were placed in the ground, and the soil and grass were replaced to conceal the new, buried lines.

The homeowners are happy to have an updated exterior drainage system that will help keep their home dry.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: Downspout Conductor Lines


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