Splash blocks are simple devices that sit at the base of your downspouts to aid in precipitation distribution, eliminating water pooling around your home’s foundation.
During an average rainstorm, your gutters collect a large amount of precipitation. As the channels fill, the water flows into the downspouts. Once it hits the ground there’s really nowhere for it to go other than a large puddle unless you have a splash block.
Splash blocks can be made of rubber, concrete, granite, or plastic. Most have a narrow input point – where the water from the gutter’s downspouts lands – and a distribution point that widens at its base.
All gutters carry water away from your home, but only LeafGuard does it with a unique, patented one-piece debris-shedding design that is better than any other gutter system on the market today. This allows rainwater to travel around the hood and into the gutter, while deflecting leaves and other debris to never clog.
LeafGuard works on all roof pitches and types. Unlike gutter add-ons or standard covers, LeafGuard is mounted away from your roof shingles, so there is no chance of damage to your roof and no worries about voiding any roof warranties.
A rain chain is an alternative to the traditional downspout. Rain chains originated in Japan, where they have been used for hundreds of years. Rain chain designs range from simple to ornate. Often, if the chain is used for purely functional purposes, it is quite literally, a chain that hangs from the eaves of the house. If the chain is being used as an aesthetic feature or is visible from the roadside, more elaborate designs exist.
Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use for lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof water in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It’s a great way to conserve water.
Collector boxes have eye appeal and are useful too. As gutter outlets they add style and complement your home’s exterior. A collector box can be installed as a functioning water collector, or installed for its architectural beauty. They can be made from aluminum, copper or steel.