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How to Modify Your Downspout Using FDM’s Torrential Rain Kit

By |2019-09-26T06:26:22-05:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Modify Your Downspout Using FDM's Torrential Rain Kit Brian's installing the torrential rain kit. He was already up on the ladder and he cut a big opening in the gutter. It went from a six and three-quarter outlet to a 17 and a quarter inch outlet. So that's a huge funnel. Now this [...]

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How to Use Corrugated Pipe the Correct Way for Downspouts

By |2018-11-30T13:42:21-05:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Use Corrugated Pipe the Correct Way for Downspouts In a lot of my videos, I talk about not leaving a belly underneath walkways. We just took out some corrugated pipe that was single-wall and there's nothing wrong with the pipe. The problem was who installed it. Now obviously when we remove this, we [...]

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Downspouts Under Wood Decks Must Be Buried Underground

By |2018-11-19T20:49:37-05:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Downspouts Under Wood Decks Must Be Buried Underground The homeowner that contracted us to run underground downspouts was not responsible for the existing system. What you see here is a really bad idea. The water is just ran away from the house a little bit, but it rotted out the deck posts. Those are new. [...]

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Downspout Drainage System – Avoid This Mistake

By |2018-10-31T23:11:58-05:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Downspout Drainage System - Avoid This Mistake I see this advertisement all the time. I see these diagrams all the time for ways to filter out the leaves and catch the water. So I want to explain to you why this is not a good idea. Why we do not practice this type of installation. [...]

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Underground Drainage System – Downspouts 101

By |2018-10-08T16:43:31-05:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Buried Downspouts & Underground Drains for Roof Runoff With all the different pipes to choose from, for a homeowner, it can be quite overwhelming. I'm hoping to clarify why we use the pipes we use how we use them and when we use them.  There's three that I use exclusively and then there's several that [...]

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How to Reduce Roof Gutter Downspout Freeze Ups on Commercial Buildings

By |2018-09-03T10:23:42-05:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Commercial Drainage System|Tags: , |

 How to Reduce Roof Gutter Downspout Freeze Ups on Commercial Buildings We're installing a commercial underground drainage system for roof runoff water. We have the downspouts running into an underground drainage system. I want to explain why downspouts freeze up no matter what in the winter time, no matter what system, no matter what pipe [...]

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How deep should downspouts be buried in Michigan?

By |2018-08-24T16:00:38-05:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: |

 How deep should downspouts be buried in Michigan? How deep should downspout pipe be? This pipe was run last year and we had a pretty good winter. A lot of freeze and thaw and the frost pushed it up. We didn't do it were being contracted to fix it. What I found works are approximately [...]

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Evaluating Residential Property for a Yard Drainage System

By |2018-08-01T10:00:02-05:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

Evaluating Residential Property for a Yard Drainage System I just got done doing an evaluation with the homeowner and now I'm going to price out a system. Just wanted to show you how we troubleshoot a yard with drainage issues. I have a downspout coming off the corner. It's taken care of two stories of water. [...]

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How To Avoid Problems When Running Downspouts Underground

By |2018-07-11T15:23:48-05:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

How To Avoid Problems When Running Downspouts Underground I'm at a home that had downspouts ran underground and the pipe right here where the pavers are heaved.  They ended up just putting the discharge right there. I can explain to you what's happened here. The underground pipe went underneath the walk and up. Now it's trapping [...]

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Yard Drainage Contractor, French Drain, Buried Gutter Downspout

By |2018-06-26T13:52:25-05:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Yard Drainage Contractor, French Drain, Buried Gutter Downspout One of the things that always causes a drainage problem, believe it or not, is landscape. Here you have the side of the home that drains down to the corner of the lot where there's a city storm drain catch basin takes all surface water in. But [...]

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