Downspout Drain Repair & Replacement
The downspout and drain tile are the most important pipes in a rainwater drainage system. When these pipes are cracked or broken, water collects at the base of your home or building. This water then seeps into your basement walls, causing property damage and mold. If you’re having problems with your downspout drain, Superior Drainage is here to help. We’ll keep your drain clean and fix any problems you’re having.
What Is a Downspout Drain?
A downspout drain, or a downspout extension, ensures that water moves away from your home and yard and into the sewers, where it can be safely drained out into larger bodies of water or treatment plants. During even a standard rainstorm, thousands of gallons of water will fall onto your roof and into your yard.
When your gutter drain pipes are not working correctly, that water becomes backed up, seeping into the foundation of your home. If this is allowed to go on unchecked over a period of time, it can go on to cause serious structural damage to your home.
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Signs Your Downspout Drain Needs To Be Repaired
Superior Drainage can determine if your downspout drain needs to be repaired or replaced, but in the meantime, there are a handful of signs that you can be on the lookout for that are indicative of problems with your downspout drainage system. These can include:
- Water is pooling near a downspout
- Your landscaping has begun to become eroded
- Water is cascading over your gutters during heavy rains
- Large, gaping joints in your downspout
- Leaks in your basement
- Leaks in your crawl space
If you’ve noticed any of these problems or others with your downspout drain, call Superior Drainage at 330-733-3711 for prompt and professional repairs!
Having Downspout Drain Repair Issues? Contact Superior Drainage
Superior Drainage is your one-stop shop for all your plumbing needs. Our team has been assisting homeowners and businesses in the greater Northeast Ohio area for over 25 years. Our experience, combined with our unparalleled customer service, has earned us a stellar reputation.
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Downspout Drain Repair FAQs
How do you fix a broken underground drainpipe?
Professional plumbers usually use a trenchless repair technique to fix underground pipes because it limits the need for digging. They’ll insert a patching material via an access point to repair the crack. The process is quick, inexpensive, and provides more lasting results.
How do you fix a downspout to a pipe adapter?
The first step is finding the correct downspout extension. It will need to be compatible with your existing drainage system. Once you’ve found the perfect size, you’ll slip it over your downspout. It might sound like an easy DIY project, but a shoddy installation could restrict water flow, causing expensive damage. It’s best to rely on professionals.
How do you fix a clogged underground downspout?
Mechanical methods like augers and milling machines can cope with minor blockage but can also damage your pipes. Drain bladders are sometimes adequate, but if you have a severe clog, professional hydro jetting is the gentlest way to shift a stubborn problem. This method relies on the power of water and requires no digging.
How deep are downspout drains buried?
Downspouts are usually a minimum of 1 foot beneath the ground. It can vary depending on climate, though. If you experience icy winters, your downspouts might be buried 14 or more inches underground.
How do you fix a leaking downspout joint?
Leaky joints can render your entire drainage system useless, so they should be repaired as soon as possible. These joints usually open up due to gravity. To fix them, you’ll first need to remove the leaking portion. Once you have access to the leak, apply caulk or adhesive before putting your system back together.