How should I install gutters and drainage

Gutter drainage - how to install correctly

Install sewer pipes for the gutter

The sewer pipes for the gutter drainage on the property must be laid and joined together just as carefully as other water pipes.

If they are just laid loosely somewhere, the property can become swampy from below and the foundation of the house will be damaged as well as the beds and lawns. In addition, standing water can severely damage the downpipes, especially in winter.

Create a gravel bed to secure the piping

The gutter in which the drainpipes for the gutter drainage are laid should be deep enough on the one hand, and well tamped down and covered with gravel on the other.

The pipes must of course have the same diameter as the downpipe. If several downpipes are brought together, the drainage pipe should have a correspondingly larger diameter.

Drainage in the trench

If the roof water runs into a drainage ditch, you should see how high the water usually stands there. It doesn't help if you dig your gutter drainage particularly deep on the property if the drain pipe is later constantly under water.

What do you have to pay attention to when it comes to gutter drainage?

  • Select a downpipe of sufficient diameter
  • Securely join drainage pipes
  • Lay pipes carefully
  • Avoid tight angles
Avoid using branches that are at right angles or even steeper. Dirt, small branches, leaves and bird nests can collect here. Then, of course, no more water runs off and when there is a real downpour the property is flooded.

It is therefore better to use several easier angles of 45 degrees instead of one 90-degree angle. This allows larger parts and dirt to drain off better.