When most people think of landscape irrigation, they typically picture drip irrigation and sprinkler systems. However, controlling rain and snowmelt runoff is crucial to any successful landscape irrigation plan. Irrigation specialists can employ a few techniques to help homeowners protect their houses and control stormwater runoff. When working on their home’s stormwater management system with landscape irrigation pros, homeowners have various options, including pop-up drains and downspouts.
Downspouts are Essential
Every home needs a gutter system to direct rainwater away from the building. When gutters are free of debris and obstructions, water flows through them and out of downspouts (usually connected to the system by elbow-shaped pipes). To prevent water from pooling close to the foundation or other important structures of the home, downspouts should always be directed away from the building. Some experts in landscape irrigation incorporate downspouts into underground downspout systems or French drains, enabling the water to drain over a broader area away from significant structures. However, many homeowners just opt to empty their downspouts onto a stone or splash block next to the house.
Pop-Up Drains Disperse Water Evenly
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 feature lids that pop open when the water pressure from runoff is sufficiently high. Pop-up drains are typically placed in lawns, allowing water to bubble up and soak into the surrounding landscape instead of causing damage to nearby homes.
Trust the Landscape Irrigation Professionals
A seasoned landscape irrigation professional from Sposato Irrigation can help you determine the best solutions for your property. Still, a few common indicators indicate 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.