Roof Water Redirection: Keeping Rain Water Away From Your Home’s Foundation
Why Redirect Roof Water Runoff?
Every time it rains, a large amount of that rain water flows off roof tops and into gutters. When a downspout ends at a splash block near the house, this water soaks through the ground and into the foundation drain. In homes built before the 1960s, the foundation drain connects directly to the sanitary sewer.
As part of Blueprint Columbus, the City’s plan to keep rain water out of the sanitary sewers, rain water from downspouts will be directed away from your home’s foundation and into a pipe that leads to the street where it can easily flow into the storm sewer system, which was built to manage rain water.