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Underground Downspout Leaf Filter – An Industry First

By |2022-11-10T07:49:12-05:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , |

We're bringing a new part to market, our downspout leaf filter We patented a vent and removable screen for a low-maintenance, vented clean-out. The fluid dynamics and screened clean-out filter are better than anything you can compare it to. Nothing flows water like this part. Prebuy for January 2023: Downspout Leaf Filter Vented Clean Out  [...]

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How Do I Keep Buried Downspouts from Freezing?

By |2022-11-02T07:04:01-04:00November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

How Do I Keep My Buried Downspouts from Freezing? I'm going to show you what we did to prevent freeze-up in the wintertime and answer homeowners' question, "How do I keep buried downspouts from freezing?"  Michigan homeowners have enough to worry about in the winter, from ensuring their homes are properly insulated to maintaining their [...]

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How to Size Your Buried Downspouts

By |2022-08-23T11:29:30-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

How Do You Size Your Buried Downspout System? Whether you’re a homeowner getting a buried downspout professionally installed or a DIYer installing your own, you should know some critical factors before your shovel hits the soil. French Drain Man has provided drainage tips on everything from the fabric, the slope, and the pipe to use. But [...]

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3 in Downspout Pipe Provides More Slope and Higher Velocity

By |2022-08-15T11:55:15-04:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

Buried downspouts are an essential defense against damaging water for our homes and yards. The most effective drainage systems run on a slope and move water quickly away from our homes. Today, we're going to teach you how to get more slope by using a 3-inch corrugated pipe. Using 3 in downspout pipe will give your [...]

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Problems with Buried Downspouts and How to Fix them

By |2022-11-29T16:49:18-05:00May 30th, 2022|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

Buried downspouts are the best drainage solution that can prevent damage to basements or foundations caused by flooding in the yard.  However, if your gutters are installed incorrectly, you could be back to square one with your drainage issues. Today, I’m going to show you the most common problems with buried downspouts and how to fix [...]

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DIY Underground Downspouts 5 Critical Tips from Drainage Contractor

By |2022-09-29T16:32:19-04:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

Standing water causes a myriad of issues for homeowners including flooded basements and crawlspaces. Underground downspouts can provide homeowners with a DIY-friendly, low-maintenance solution to prevent those issues. As the yard drainage experts, we have 5 critical tips to follow when installing your DIY underground downspouts.    1. Always Use Pop-Up Emitters When burying downspouts, [...]

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How Far Should You Bury Downspouts From the House?

By |2022-06-06T14:08:56-04:00October 27th, 2021|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

 How Far Should You Bury Downspouts From the House? Buried downspouts should run at least 20 feet away from the house so the water does not discharge anywhere close to the foundation. Here's an example of what happens when you don't discharge your gutters far enough away. I want to show you guys why you [...]

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How to Stop Downspouts from Clogging

By |2022-02-16T08:30:57-05:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , , |

Pop Up or Catch Basin to Stop Downspouts from Clogging? I want to talk about the most important thing to any drainage system, and that's the discharge. The problem is, with vegetation like our grass, that's usually what does a system in and clogs the underground downspout discharge. I see so many flooded yards because of [...]

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How to Get Your Downspouts Ready for Winter

By |2022-02-16T11:14:41-05:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

 Are Your Downspouts Ready for Winter Weather? I just want to remind everybody with winter bearing down on us before we know it, especially here in the north, you'll want to inspect your outdoor drainage system. 1. Inspect Your Sump Discharge Line You want to make sure that you've inspected your sump pump discharge line. [...]

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Stop Grass from Growing Over Downspouts with Turf Restrictor Kits

By |2021-10-25T17:33:59-04:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , |

 Grass Keep Growing Over Your Downspout Discharge Area? One of the biggest causes of failed downspouts is grass and debris growing over the pop-up and then you cannot discharge your water. We now have a turf restrictor plate that stops grass from growing over downspouts of where the system daylights. And we are putting together [...]

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