Where to move gutter spout?

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Old 03-03-11, 12:10 AM
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Where to move gutter spout?

I have a gutter spout that is close to my porch foundation. The water has started to move the brick away from the house. However, I have a city home and the neighbors driveway isn't far away, so I can't bring the spout out too far. There is no access for the storm sewer. So can an I bring it into the lawn? I'm worried about more erosion and I don't want it to floor the foundation either. Any ideas?
 
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Old 03-03-11, 06:34 AM
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Downspout Runoff

Install an under ground pipe to pipe the water to the street.
 
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Can the gutter flow be changed to go in an favorable direction?
 

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Can You reverse the flow of the gutter and then install the downspout to bring the flow to a favorable area? I'll be looking to do this on my own property.
Or collect the water in a large barrel, add a strong enough sump pump, install a hose and run the hose to a discharge point.
You will need to figure out the expected water flow per minute that is collected by the barrel and the resistance through the hose to properly size the pump needed.
 
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You need to water to discharge away from your home. 10 ft leaders are recommended at the bottom of a downspout. If that means it goes out onto your lawn then do that. To help reduce erosion on your lawn, get one of those downspout trays to help disperes the water as it comes out the end.
 
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Depending on hwo deep the basement is the gutters should go much further from the house than 10 or 15 feet. There are good images and measurements for this at basement waterproofing info

If your going to dig a discharge for your gutters (always recommended) go all the way and do it right!

Good luck
 
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