Rerouting gutters need help

Old 06-29-09, 05:03 PM
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Rerouting gutters need help

Hello all!

I want to reroute one of my front gutters downspout from the front of the house where it currently is, too the back of the house where the grading slopes away from the house.

The problem with the current location is that it empties out onto the drive way which cause a problem is the winter. If I have some snow on my driveway, and water begins to come out the down spout the snow acts as a wick and sucks all the water back towards the fondation.

The reroute of the gutter will require the down spout to run at a 45 degree angle until it gets to the back of the house where it can then drop down as anormal down spout. The reroute path is shown is RED

Is this a good idea? is it better to use pvc or aluminum for making this downspout?

Any comments, tips, suggestions, and "watch out for's" will greatly be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Old 06-29-09, 06:06 PM
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I would suggest that it's not necessarily a bad idea, but it's not an eye-pleasing one.

As an alternative, could you just put an elbow on the downspout and take the runoff out to the left... behind that retaining wall? If you did that you could get it a good 10' away from that corner of the garage.
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Install an under ground pipe to move the water away from the driveway and the house.
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Under ground pipe

I agree with the under ground pipe. Is there any way to run a pipe eithier on top of the wall along the block to where you can dump it or cut a 4 inch trench along the wall at the base where the black top is ? The only problem I see with the downspout running along the side of the house is with that long of a run is they split when they freeze if any water lays due to the downspout freezing at ground level. Good Luck John

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