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Gutter Downspout Drainge Systems Video

Watch gutter downspout drainage system video to see how these handy tools help homeowners.

Homeowners see it every year: spring storms, flash floods and rapid downspouts that transform homeowners’ yards into massive puddles. Days later feet still sink into muddy lawns. That standing water can wreck havoc on foundations, with expanding soils pushing against homes causing foundations to crack. Gutter downspout drainage systems can help by moving that standing water away from homes.


  • I’m Fred Marshall with Advanced Foundation Repair.
  • I’m here to talk to you about gutters and downspouts.
  • Gutters and downspouts are not necessary for all homes.
  • Normally we put gutters where runoff from a roof is a problem.
  • As an example most homes have gutters over their front doors.
  • As long as water does not stand around your home, drains away after an hour of rain stopping and runoff from your roof is not causing erosion, gutters are optional.
  • If you have steeply sloped land around your home, erosion maybe a problem and you should consider gutters.
  • If you do have gutters or are get gutters installed, make certain that the downspouts have curved sections called diverters at the end and the downspouts discharge onto splash blocks.
  • Diverter’s direct water away from your foundation and splash blocks spread the water out and reduces erosion.
  • At the same time during prolonged wet periods down spouts that discharge directly against a foundation can push water into the ground causing the ground to swell and lifting a home.
  • Remember the goal is to get the water away from you home.
  • A final piece of advice, do not connect gutters and downspouts to French drains.
  • French drains are designed to get rid of ground water.
  • If you flood your French drain with runoff you can actually force water into the ground and cause problems.
  • To make problem rain go down the drain, call the professionals at Advanced Foundation Repair. 214-333-0003.

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Christopher Lorenzo
Christopher Lorenzo
19:36 06 Sep 17
I have had multiple good experiences with Advance Foundation Repair. They stand by their work and kept me informed at all times on the repairs. Post work service was good too. I am very satisfied with their workread more
Ruth Schuman
Ruth Schuman
19:56 05 Sep 17
Workers were very professional and hard working. They dug up around the house and put plants back to look nice. This company also has a trust to forever be able to redo warranted work.read more
Gwen Baumann
Gwen Baumann
02:30 11 Aug 17
I can't too highly recommend this company. I had work done of my foundation by another company several years ago. That work did not resolve the problem, and that company did not fix. Advanced was recommended to me by mother, who said they were the best in the business. I agree! They were polite, professional, charged reasonable prices, and did excellent work. They also have a strong guarantee that is backed by a trust. I can't imagine why you'd use any other company.read more
Linda Krizka
Linda Krizka
19:44 10 Jul 17
Advanced Foundation repair is the only way to go! The engineer, Eric was kind, helpful and informative! The crew under Haynard's watch was unbelievably considerate. The crew was in and out of our house for 5 days. Everyone of them were happy even in the 90 degree weather. They work hard and were very polite. If you saw my house now you would never even know they were here. They cleaned up every night and on the last day it looked like new! Very thankful to have been able to work with them.read more
Michael Francis
Michael Francis
00:48 29 Apr 17
Advanced recently performed our foundation repair and did a fantastic job! The job took four days and throughout the process, the workers were on time each day, were kind and courteous. They left our house clean each day and took great care in making my wife and newborn comfortable during the repair. They came back out to make adjustments, as was expected, and I am more than pleased with the results. Thanks to Juan Martinez, Miguel Mata and Ernesto Alvarato for doing everything I requested. I highly recommend Advanced Foundation Repair, they know what they are doing.read more
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