Many damp and leaky basement walls can be resolved by simply addressing the downspouts around your home.
Here are some examples of downspout drainage issues:
- Water ‘skips over’ the gutter altogether if they are too close to the home
- Clogged downspouts and gutters can create a waterfall effect from the gutters
- Downspout is not appropriate or placed correctly in proximity to the home
Downspouts can become even more effective when coupled with a downspout drainage basin. By adding a catch basin to an existing downspout, you can isolate and divert storm water away from your home and keep your basement dry. Catch basins come in a variety of sizes (up to 24″ square), with grates available in plastic, brass or cast iron options. We also have a selection of decorative cast iron and bronze grates for an added touch of backyard elegance.