Blue River Gutters

Underground Drains Huntsville AL

Keep your yard from being flooded by water that pours out of your gutters and downspouts.

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Our Installation Plan

Underground Drains Huntsville AL

Our team installs underground drain systems to drain water safely away from foundations and basements. Underground drains assist in keeping foundation areas dry and structurally sound. Our team is ready to add or replace underground drain systems in a timely manner. Many systems become root-bound because of poor installation, and can not be un-clogged by a drain-clearing company such as Roto-Rooter. We have the skills, experience, and products necessary to ensure your needs are met for repair or replacement. 

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How Underground Drains Work

Underground drains are trenched out to a safe distance from your foundation (8-10 feet) or to a location where water can naturally flow away from your home’s foundation. We install drain kits that include a 10-foot drain and a pop up which is a standard safe distance.

We can also install a custom length drain from any one downspout in order to move the water away in specific situations. Whether you use corrugated pipe or PVC is especially important to note that a solid pipe should be used and not perforated lines. Perforated lines allow roots and debris to grow or flow into the pipe and can cause underground drains to clog.

Underground drains are designed to allow water to flow away from a home even in a “level yard” situation they provide you with a safe travel distance for the water away from the foundation. The holes in the bottom of the pop-up emitter valves at the end of the lines provide drainage for the drain water that does not flow out the surface in a level drain installation situation.

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Electrical Issues from Flooding

Electrical Issues

Electrical problems could emerge if water is not redirected away from any tools are electrical devices around your home.

Chemicals from Flooding

Chemicals & Insecticides

If you have recently sprayed for pests or insects around your home, water can cause it to disperse if not redirected.

Tree Erosion from Flooding

Tree Erosion

Too much water can damage the roots around trees and other shrubs in your yard if not dealt with.

Damage to Property from Flooding

Damage to Property

Water standing around your home can damage property including tables, chairs, and children’s toys.

Downspout Compatibility

Before installing an underground drain system it is imperative that you inspect and ensure that your current rain gutter system is functioning properly. Be sure the system is cleared and is draining completely. When Blue River Gutters installs a rain gutter system we use the large commercial downspouts 3 x 4“. If your home has the old 2 x 3 downspouts they should be removed and replaced with a new 3 x 4“ downspout. Once the downspouts are to the ground this is where the underground drain system will begin.