UNDERGROUND DOWNSPOUT EXTENSIONS

Call Schmitt Waterproofing to get your gutter downspouts extended underground and get the water away from your home. Schmitt Waterproofing focuses on drainage solutions that will improve your yard and make it a more enjoyable and useable space.

Downspout Extensions for homeowners

The gutter systems installed on most homes today are a substantial contributing source of water around the house and throughout the yard. Many homes with yard drainage issues can significantly benefit from properly extending the gutter downspouts away from the home. When downspouts dump next to the house without being correctly routed away, the dirt becomes saturated, and several things happen. Water begins to pool in areas, and hydrostatic pressure begins to push on the home’s foundation. Over time this can lead to drainage and erosion issues, foundation settlement, and basement leaks. A properly installed drainage system is essential to protect your home.
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Underground downspout extensions are a commonly overlooked item on homes and can contribute to water-related damage to the house. Keeping the gutter system cleaned and maintained, with extensions in place, is a top priority to protect your home from water damage. Over time, water can reach areas it shouldn’t. Rainwater can damage soffit and fascia boards, causing landscape erosion, basement flooding, and even structural damage. If these problems are not solved, water also can get under your roofline and damage your entire roof. In this case, your best option is to hire a professional.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Gutter downspout extensions are a key ingredient to a maintained home and can help prevent multiple issues. Whether you already have a landscaped yard or are in the process of building a new home, it is never too early or too late to take advantage of a properly installed drainage system to help protect your home. We can remove or reinstall most landscape materials to complete the necessary work.
Yes, one of the top leading causes to basement leaks and structural foundation issues leads back to poor drainage around the home. In order to prevent these much more costly issues from occurring all gutter downspouts should be extended away from the home.
Gutter downspout extensions are a crucial ingredient to a maintained home and can help prevent multiple issues. Whether you already have a landscaped yard or are in the process of building a new home, it is never too early or too late to take advantage of a properly installed drainage system to help protect your home. We can remove or reinstall most landscape materials to complete the necessary work.
Yes, one of the leading causes of basement leaks and structural foundation issues is traced to poor drainage around the home. To prevent more costly issues from occurring, all gutter downspouts should be extended away from the house.
We like to use smooth wall PVC to extend gutter downspouts to offer a permanent and serviceable solution. PVC lines flow better and are easier to clean when debris from the gutter enters the lines and creates a clog. PVC is a far better solution than corrugated lines; corrugated lines must be replaced when they clog.
We will determine the cost during our onsite inspection. It depends on the number of downspouts and their length.

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