While most people think of landscape irrigation, they think of sprinkler systems and drip irrigation. However, managing runoff from rain and snowmelt is an essential part of any effective landscape irrigation plan. There are a few methods that irrigation professionals can use to help homeowners protect their homes and manage stormwater runoff. Pop-up drains and downspouts are just some of the tools that homeowners can choose from when working on their home’s stormwater management system with landscape irrigation professionals.
Downspouts are an Essential Part of Landscape Irrigation
Every house should have a system of gutters that is designed to guide rainwater away from the home. When gutters are clean and clear, they provide channels through which water can flow, and downspouts (which are often connected to the system with elbow-shaped pipes) are where the water exits. Downspouts should always be pointed away from the home so that water is not left to sit near the siding, foundation, or other vital structures. Some landscape irrigation professionals integrate downspouts into French drains or underground downspout systems, both of which allow the water to drain over a larger area away from important structures. Still, many homeowners simply choose to have their downspouts drain onto a splash block or stone beside the home.
Pop-Up Drains Provide Effective Water Dispersal
When landscape irrigation professionals install underground downspout systems, homeowners may opt for pop-up drains. These fixtures are installed at the end of the underground PVC pipe system, and they feature lids that pop open when the water pressure from runoff is sufficiently high. Pop-up drains are typically placed in lawns, and they allow water to bubble up and soak into the surrounding landscape instead of causing damage to nearby homes.
Which Landscape Irrigation Solutions are Right for You?
A seasoned landscape irrigation professional from Sposato Irrigation can help you determine which solutions are best for your property, but there are a few common indicators that a more robust system of downspouts is needed. Properties with grading issues are often excellent candidates for buried downspout systems. If you routinely see standing water near your home or your gutters seem to drain unevenly, contact the experts at Sposato Irrigation; an underground downspout system may be the ideal solution!
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.