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Downspouts & Yard Drainage
(Storm Drains)

A downspout drainage system is a crucial component of a building's exterior water management, designed to efficiently channel rainwater from the roof gutters to a designated discharge point, preventing water accumulation around the foundation. It typically consists of downspouts, which are vertical pipes attached to the edges of the roof, and a network of horizontal pipes or channels that carry the water away from the building. The downspouts collect rainwater from the gutters and direct it downward. The drainage system may include extensions at the bottom of the downspouts to carry water away from the foundation and prevent soil erosion. Some systems also incorporate features like splash blocks or underground pipes to further guide water away from the building. Properly designed and installed downspout drainage systems help protect the foundation, prevent basement flooding, and contribute to the overall longevity and structural integrity of the building by managing rainwater effectively.

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