Category: Downspouts

How To Properly Grade Your Yard

When summer in Victoria is long gone and it is time to store the patio furniture, barbecue and garden tools, but before you pack those away there is one last project that might need your attention. Are you aware of the impact that poor grading (the level of the ground around your home) can have on where stormwater will flow? Positive and Negative Grading The difference is as basic as it sounds: positive grading is good and negative could have unfortunate results if not corrected. When properly done, positive grading directs stormwater away from your home, while with negative grading

5 Facts About the Impact of Downspout Water

You may not think too much about your gutters and downspouts. But the water has to properly drain somewhere. Here are 5 facts about the impact of downspout water. 1) For a home with a 1000 square foot roof, 1 inch of rainfall feeds 623 gallons of water into the gutters and downspouts. If the roof empties into 4 downspouts that aren’t extended, than means each spout is dumping 150 gallons of water beside your foundation. 2) Rain barrels can be used to collect and reuse rainwater for watering gardens and hold about 50 gallons each. Recently the City of