The main issue with this home in Thornhill, was the downpipe along the main walkway into the front entrance. We had to keep the downpipe where it was.
They had put a PVC pipe underground that lead into a French drain. A French drain is a huge hole in the ground with gravel, where water just goes through. This worked well in the summertime, but it was a different story in the winter.
So we added a diverter to the downpipe, which gave the homeowner the option of switching it from summer to winter. As you can see in the picture, the water would just go down the into the French drain in the summer, and in the winter it would just go down the splash guard away from the walkway.
Usually, we use a diverter on rain barrels, to switch back and forth from summer to winter. But in this application, the rain barrel was not necessary.
If you are interested in reading more about a rain barrel installation, you can read this post
on our blog.
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