Overflowing Buried Downspout

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Old 05-14-17, 06:54 PM
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Overflowing Buried Downspout

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We have a downspout next to our garage doing underground. It has been overflowing in the winter and I am looking for a way to divert it somewhere. The problem is, this downspout is going under a concrete sidewalk. I have been thinking about installing an arbor and divert it from the sidewalk but it sounds like an expensive solution. Any advice?
 
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Old 05-15-17, 03:05 AM
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What is the lay of land adjacent to the garage? Often underground pipes are used where water may tend to accumulate or not drain properly. I had one similarly, but I live on a mountain, so I just redirected it away from the house on the surface and never bothered to find out why the underground system failed. Probably due to tree roots. I also capped the hole.
 
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Old 05-15-17, 08:27 AM
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Hey Chandler,

Mostly concrete floor and next to it we have soil but it's not huge. We have one tree and some other plants. It's probably not larger than 10 feet by 5 feet. And we share it with the neighbor. If we redirect it away, it'll be on our sidewalk unless it's over our head but I mean it's not ideal. No way we would be able to redirect it to the soil unless we remove the sidewalk first.
 
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