The water from your gutter downspout should drain away from the home to prevent water from seeping into your foundation, but a simple plastic drain slop or extension can solve this problem. Prevent cracks and corrosion with the tips in this free video on gutter maintenance.
My name is Ryan Brady. I'm with Aspen Roofing, based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, we're going to talk about the importance of draining the water from a downspout away from the house so that the water does not seep into the foundation. The first thing you want to check is make sure your downspout is roughly six inches off the ground. A simple easy way and a nice decorative look is just a prefabbed plastic drain slope. Simply slip it underneath the downspout such as so, letting the water drain into the yard away from the foundation. They also sell a couple other simple easy products to install, just regular extensions that will extend the water anywhere from one foot to six feet away from the water or away from the wall, keeping the water away from the foundation protects the basement area as well as corrosion from the foundation, such as along the bottom here, they have a little bit of corrosion going on due to not having one of these installed. Again, my name is Ryan Brady. I'm with Aspen Roofing out of Salt Lake City, Utah and we just talked about how to keep the drainage water from the gutter away from the foundation.