Pop Up Drain for Downspouts that Won’t Clog

By |2022-02-25T09:00:47-05:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: Pop Up Drain for Downspouts|Tags: , , |

The number one problem with using a pop up drain for downspouts is the grass will grow over it and then it can't discharge the water. This has been an industry problem for decades and decades, and nobody has done a thing about it. I think the reason why is, in order to create a really [...]

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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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How to Build a Drainage System When You Have No Gutters

By |2020-03-25T07:50:08-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Build a Drainage System When You Have No Gutters Open French Drain If you have a home and or outbuilding, commercial building without gutters, you're going to want to do an open French drain around the base of that building. As the sheet water comes off that building, you want it [...]

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

By |2019-09-26T06:26:22-04:00September 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 |2018-10-31T23:11:58-04:00October 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 |2018-10-08T16:43:31-04:00October 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 |2018-09-03T10:23:42-04:00September 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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