Capitol Gutter Blog
We spotted this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be good to share.
We install gutter systems for homes, including downspouts, throughout South Puget Sound and the Olympia area, but there are limitations with downspout extensions to carry water farther away from a home. Most notably, if we install a long aluminum extension, it is prone to being damaged by being accidentally stepped on, hit with a lawn mower, or even snowed on. It also doesn't blend into landscaping very well.
Rather than use a long downspout extension, an alternative is to build a small gully to carry the water away. This can be done using off-the-shelf parts from a home improvement store, such as concrete capstones and border pieces. The river rock shown in the picture helps to keep the the water from splashing, adds weight to the blocks underneath to keep them from shifting, and is more aesthetically appealing then bare concrete.
The gully shown here is fairly simple, but it's possible to make more elaborate ones with curves to make hem more interesting.
This is a project that most homeowners can easily handle themselves, but if you'd like something like this built when we install your gutters, we can do it for you. Just provide us with the materials and we will take care of it.
For a free estimate on your gutter installation project, fill out our contact form or call us at (360) 264-4574.