Before the 1960s, nearly all houses were constructed with a water control system that emptied directly into municipal storm sewers. Sadly, this kind of drainage system is currently considered illegal in many regions of North America. In several cases, storm water accumulated by every home was too much for the municipality to manage, overflowing to the sanitary sewer system. Sewage treatment plants couldn’t accommodate the total amount of runoff water which flowed to the machine, discharging a great deal of untreated sewage into rivers and lakes in the region. Since these rivers and lakes will also be sources of drinking water to the region, the scenario posed a significant health threat for people.
Many downspouts attached to houses are actually designed to remove runoff water simply by discharging it upon the floor, close to the bottom of the home, or slightly further off. Downspouts might also be connected to an underground drainage system, also called a French Drain. But this layout is expensive, requiring professional regular clearance of debris and other clogging materials from the underground piping. Thus, some water could be absorbed by the floor before it reaches the sewage, which can be helpful for the normal groundwater aquifer.
For downspouts that just discharge water on the floor, it’s crucial that this not influence the earth surrounding the house. Significant problems may come from runoff water pooling around the construction of the home. Collecting water can leak into the cellar, which makes it dank and an ideal atmosphere for health-threatening mold. And the worst issue: it could seep into the base of the house, causing wood to rust and concrete to crack. If this happens, your home will call for immediate repairs to avoid a catastrophe.
That is why runoff water has to be removed far from the bottom of your dwelling. Rather than spending tens of thousands of dollars on a costly drainage system which will require expensive routine maintenance, there’s an economical option. Attaching downspout extenders to each downspout will eliminate runoff water. Downspout extenders extend the distance of downspouts so that water won’t pool around the home. Instead, it will distribute the energy of flowing water and squirt out in a safe distance, Ideally at six toes.
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