Gutters 101: Pop-up Drain Emitters

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Courtesy of BobVila.com

Most homes have a standard gutter system that takes the rain from the roof and places it 1-3 feet from the foundation, and this can work well for many homes that have good draining soil and gradation, but that's not always the case.

If you notice that your mulch and or the areas around your downspouts seem to be eroding fast during rainstorms, pop-up drain emitters might be right for you.

According to BobVila.com, a pop-up drain emitter is,"a drain system that more efficiently carries water away from a house’s foundation than a standard downspout. A flexible hose is attached to the downspout, which is then run through a trench to a simple emitter that 'pops up' once the water pressure builds enough, allowing it to disperse over a larger surface area, so it doesn’t cause damage or erosion."

Here are some reasons you should consider pop-up drains, courtesy of BobVila.com:

  • Your soil doesn’t drain well.

  • You have grading issues that impede the flow of water away from the house.

  • Your gutter design drains too much water into one area.

Proper drainage is important to ensure the longevity of your home's foundation.

Exterior Specialties of PA is here  to help with all of your pop-up drain emitters, gutter installation and gutter repair needs.  Call us today at 215.453.9180 for your FREE estimate!

 

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