The Importance of Downspout Extensions and Your Foundation

Gutter systems are put in place to properly channel rainwater away from your home. However, not all gutter systems are equipped to do so and can cause the rainwater to saturate the ground and wreak havoc on your foundation. Gutter downspout extensions help ensure that all roof water is dispersed into your yard and is directed far away from your home’s foundation. 

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Our Downspout Extension Options

Rain Chute
Rain Chute
LawnScape

What They Do:

The main purpose of a downspout extension is to channel water away from your foundation. 

All of our downspout extensions are easily installed to your gutter system to ensure water is properly discharged into your yard. 

RainChute EZ® Extension and RainChute®

The main difference between the two products is that the RainChute EZ® extension sits on top of the ground, and the RainChute® is installed in the ground and lays parallel with your yard. We recommend using the RainChute EZ® extension for landscaped areas, and the RainChute® for any yard that goes up to the foundation so that mowing your lawn is not an issue. 

LawnScape™ Outlet

Unlike the RainChute® and RainChute EZ® extension, the LawnScape™ Outlet is installed underground and includes an outlet that allows the water to be flushed out of the ground and onto the surface of your yard. This is best used for any downspout extensions that exceed eight feet in length. 

No matter which extension is chosen for your home, both have anti-clogging features and will protect your foundation from water intrusion. Each option is quickly installed in less than an hour and instantly starts protecting your foundation from roof water. 

The Importance of Extending Your Gutter Downspouts

Your typical run-of-the-mill gutters can easily clog and overflow, causing water to pour over the edge of the gutter and saturate the ground around your foundation. This ground saturation causes water to build up around your foundation, seep through the cracks, and cause extensive basement water damage. Fortunately, downspout extensions are an affordable, easy way to avoid this from happening. 

No matter which gutter extension is installed, they are easily connected to any existing waterproofing system and blend in nicely with your landscaping. 

Take Control of Your Overflowing Gutters

If your gutters overflow every time it rains, your foundation could be in jeopardy. Our experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems can provide a quick and easy solution to start protecting your foundation immediately. We offer free estimates on all our basement waterproofing services in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Normal, Peoria, Dubuque, Iowa City, Clinton, Moline, East Peoria, Rock Island and the nearby areas. Contact us today!