Downspout lines, also known as downspout drains, connect directly to your home’s downspout and take water away from the home. If gutters and downspouts are overworked or inadequate for the amount of rainfall, then water will begin to accumulate in one or more areas of the soil causing swelling. This swelling of the soil can affect the stability of the home’s foundation and can cause damage.
In addition, the subsurface or surface water present may find its way to your foundation through cracks which will cause interior flooding. Installing a downspout line is one preventative option a homeowner can take to avoid water seepage into their home as well as costly foundation damage. Downspout lines are easy to install and, like other exterior waterproofing methods, cause minimal disruption to your home’s yard and landscaping.