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What is That? - Downspout Extension

What is That?! Underground Downspout Extensions

What is That?!

It's an Underground Downspout Extension.

When you have water building up in your lawn, it points to a yard drainage problem which generally means the water on your property is not draining away quickly enough after it rains or when the snow melts. Excess rain water in your garden or landscaped area could kill plants, and become an inviting welcome for mosquitoes.

Eventually, this water will make its way into the ground and could seep into your basement or crawl space through the cove joint, or through wall or floor cracks. In addition to damaging your lower living space, the added moisture and humidity can lead to the growth of nasty mold and bacteria which will eventually make its way upstairs into your main living space.

By installing a system of underground downspout extensions, you're ensuring water doesn't dump right next to the foundation of your home but instead into a controlled area away from the home. The underground downspout extension system enables ---

  1. Water to move far from your home
  2. Will remain clog free to allow for uninterrupted drainage
  3. Will help reduce erosion in your lawn
  4. Can be installed under most sidewalks

Perma-Seal also provides underground extension for your sump pump discharge lines, preventing your sump pump from discharging right next to your house and causing soil erosion or even seeping right back into your basement.

To learn more about Perma-Seal's yard and drainage solutions capabilities, visit our yard drainage page

Record Day of Flooding - May 2020
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