Wet spots in the yard?

Specifically, from downspouts dumping water next to the house? It’s more common than you might think, and here at TruSeal we offer an easy solution!

By connecting to the downspouts, we can bury solid wall PVC pipe and then extend it to an area where there will be a “pop-up” emitter – to allow the water to drain away from the house. Often, the pop up is placed on the edge of the woods or near the sidewalk to allow the water to drain into the municipal storm drains. This is a great solution to wet areas next to the house, caused by your downspouts dumping collected rainwater from the gutters. We pipe the drain at least 10′ away from the foundation of the house, preferably near the edge of the property by the woods, garden or road, and use solid, smooth walled PVC so that the work is less susceptible to roots growing through it in the long run.

When doing this, we make sure to call miss utility ahead of time before digging, and have your sprinkler company mark any sprinkler heads/pipe locations. For longevity, we also use PVC glue and primer to connect the sections of piping and always bury the pipe so that the top is at least 4 inches below the surface of the ground, so it would not be punctured by lawn aerator spikes. Using a level to ensure the pipe has enough slope, we ensure there is at least 1 inch of drop for every 10-12′ of pipe run, and we also install a bag of gravel around the pop-up drain to allow for optimal drainage, especially in clay/slower draining soils.