It is important to maintain properly functioning gutters by keeping them free of leaves and debris throughout the year. This allows the downspouts to work correctly in diverting water away from your house. If your gutters or downspouts are blocked, water will overflow and can even seep into your basement.
Let’s also look at how this water is directed away from your home. What do your downspout conductor lines look like? You should not be able to see them above the ground. Above-ground downspout conductor lines are unsightly tripping and safety hazards. You wouldn’t want to have to move or maneuver around these lines while you are mowing the lawn, or worry about falling over them while playing outside with your children.
Burying these lines under the ground and directing them far away from your home is the best way to keep water from downspout conductor lines out of the house. They may be out of sight and out of mind, but you also need to think about the condition of this buried drainage system. These pipes fail to do their job if they crack or collapse, and you could end up with puddles of water in your basement.
Older clay pipes commonly split, break, or crack. But we install stronger, triple wall polyethylene pipe of 3” to 4” diameter for downspout conductor lines. This more durable type of pipe is more impact resistant than PVC, styrene or clay pipe.
Some traditional downspout conductor lines buried underground have no outlet for drainage. Since they are sitting in the ground, they could become clogged with dirt and other debris. This could lead to a back-up or overflow of water that will cause additional headaches.
Installing underground downspout conductor lines is recommended when investing in a basement waterproofing system or crawl space system from Ohio Basement Authority.
Providing a reliable way for water to flow away from your homes foundation allows your waterproofing system to operate at max capacity.
Ohio Basement Authority is your waterproofing experts, from underground drainage to basement and crawl space waterproofing, they can answer all your questions. Contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation inspection. Our expert team can help you create a healthy and dry home!