How to Drain Downspout Water Flow Away from a House – This Old House


This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for draining rainwater away from your house. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for Draining Downspout Water Flow Away from a House:
– aluminum elbows
– splash blocks
– hinged downspout extension
– 4-inch-diameter PVC pipe
– landscape fabric
– 3/4-inch stone
– PVC perforated pipe
– flexible perforated drainage pipe
– drywell

Tools for Draining Downspout Water Flow Away from a House:
– drill/driver
– pop rivet gun
– shovel

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