Our house is a 1940s Bungalow with a dug out basement (probably would be classified as a cellar). When we bought the house a few months ago, one of the main concerns was to improve drainage away from the house. One of the main issues is that all the gutter downspouts end where they meet the foundation. After a couple heavy rains, I realize this is now at the top of my to-do list.
We plan on using a mixture of techniques but were hoping to use buried downspouts on two of the gutters in the front yard. I was just curious on pros and cons of using buried drainage for gutters and also just some basic tips or suggestions for using such a method.
Here are some basics on my front yard that might make a decision easier:
- We live in middle Tennessee and experience mild winters
- Our house sits about 12-15 feet above street level
- A 6 foot, cement retaining wall lines our front yard along the sidewalk
- Grass yard slopes down to retaining wall, before steep drop off
So, if you know any pros or cons to installing such a drainage system I would appreciate all input. Also, I welcome any other basics tips for gutters and drainage. Thank you!