Many homeowners aren’t aware of the instrumental role that splash blocks play in leading water away from the home. Having quality splash blocks will greatly improve your home’s foundation. So just what exactly are splash blocks?
What Is A Splash Block?
At the bottom of your drain spout you should notice a block. The object that your drain spout rests on is called the splash block. The device will typically be made of plastic or concrete. The shape is often rectangular and should be facing downhill.
What’s The Purpose Of A Splash Block?
Your whole drainage system should have one purpose: efficiently transport rainwater from the home. A splash block in the final piece to this drainage system. This block functions as an extension of the downspout. If there was no splash block to help carry water further away from the home, it’s likely that it would pool near the home and cause issues with the home’s foundation. If water is allowed to pool, it could possibly result in hundreds of dollars in damage. A splash block is used to prevent this from happening. If positioned correctly, it will channel water away from the home so that it may drain properly.
How Do I Install Splash Blocks?
Most splash blocks don’t need much work to be installed. Once you’ve got your block, simply place it under the drain spout. Be sure that your spout and block are both facing away from the home. The most common issue that a homeowner has with their splash block is that it’s not pointed in the correct direction. If you are unsure of how to position your block, call a professional.
How To Clean A Splash Block?
Splash blocks rarely need to be cleaned. The most important thing to take note of is if there is a large object resting on the block. If so, it must be moved. Cleaning can be done with a power washer, or by scrubbing the block.
Should you have questions regarding your drainage system or splash block, call Prestigious Rain Gutters at 818-993-0493. The team at Prestigious Rain Gutters services clients in the Northridge, Los Angeles, and Ventura County communities.