Underground Rain Conductor
In an optimal water drainage system, there are three main components to effectively drain the water away from your home.
Spring rain, summer storms, fall leaves clutter and winter ice melting all can directly impact your home’s water drainage system. The 1st line of defense in properly draining water from your home is an efficient and clean gutter. The 2nd stopgap of proper water drainage is your downspouts. Just like the gutters, this should also be free of any debris, clogs or damage. Lastly, which is the least talked about component of a proper drainage system, is the underground rain conductor system.
The underground rain conductor takes the water collected by the gutters and downspouts and moves them safely away from the home. Without proper rain conductors, gutter and downspout water can cause significant damage to your home’s foundation. Retrofitting a home with underground rain conductors, when done correctly, is a process that will only need to be done once in a life of a home as long as you follow the following steps
Step 1: The pipe used should be 4” schedule 40PVC or better