Downspouts are a very important part of any house. They attach to the gutters at the top of the eave and run rainwater away from the building exterior. Downspouts are available in vinyl or aluminum, but both follow the same installation methods.
One important step in the installation process of downspouts is positioning them in the proper location on the ground. To ensure that stormwater is running into proper drainage areas, check that your home’s downspouts are directed away from your home’s foundation. Downspouts should also end in grass or another place where rainwater can be absorbed.
Over time, things may change and you may find it necessary to change the direction of the downspout. Redirecting any downspout can be accomplished in just a few minutes with these simple steps outlined below.
Even with this guide in mind, rerouting your downspouts is still a project you’ll likely dread. Don’t go it alone, especially if you lack the time or physical ability to do so safely by yourself. Instead, give Terry’s Plumbing a call today!