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How to Bury a Gutter Downspout

All of our gutters do not do a very good job at getting the water away from the house. And if you know my husband (he was an home insurance adjuster for 5 years and worries about lots of possible l…

Downspout runoff can cause flooding around the foundation of your house and lead to foundation damage and wood rot. These common problems can be prevented and fixed with a NDS catch basin set under the downspout to catch the water and divert it away from the foundation of your home. Check it out here!


Rain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional, closed gutter downspouts. Guiding rain water visibly down chains or cups from the roof to the ground, rain chains transform a plain gutter downspout into a pleasing water feature. From the soft tinkling of individual droplets to the soothing rush of white water, they are a treat to listen to.


Ground gutter - directs rain water to an underground cistern. So much easier to keep clean than roof gutters!


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How to Build a Rain Barrel

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Swallow Greenhouses

DIY lean-to Greenhouse. I could actually see this on the back deck

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Rain Chains: A Genius Alternative to Gutters

In Japan, rain chains have been used for centuries as a device for directing rainwater runoff; they produce a musical cascade of water that empties either into a rainwater receptacle or a drainage bed.

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Stoaninger Mühlviertel Destillation / HPSA - internal gutter detail


Using a trellis around the downspout both hides the down spout & gives you another planting spot!