Roof Rainwater over shoots gutters

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I have gutter helmet and have had them out here several times, they say they have thigs the best they will get. what can I do at the bottom of downspout (not the end) the bottom where it enters the underground pipe, to keep the water from seeping through my rock foundation, and out of the basement.
q roof rainwater over shoots gutters
the part where it is overshooting the gutter
q roof rainwater over shoots gutters
what the bottom looks like now. it does slope away from the house, but I didn't think I wanted to build the dirt up over the siding.
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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 01, 2017
    Perhaps it needs a higher sleeve to keep the water from coming out of the bottom, or put a bead of silicone around it to seal it.
  • Cja23544509 Cja23544509 on Jul 01, 2017
    thanks Nancy, the problem is not it coming out the sleeve it's over shooting the gutter at the top. so it never makes it into the pipe

  • Carol Carol on Jul 01, 2017
    if they installed the gutter helmets, call them and report the problem. Hopefully they will fix it for no charge
    • See 1 previous
    • NCbulldoglover NCbulldoglover on Jul 02, 2017
      Siding is not suppose to come to the ground. There is suppose to be 6 inches between the last siding layer and the ground to keep moisture and bugs from coming up into the siding. My son just bought a house and the inspector wrote that up on his house as his siding on one side was to the ground.

  • Skl25278798 Skl25278798 on Jul 01, 2017
    You might need to install larger size downspout, which does exist & it can handle a larger amount of rain water without an "overflo" problem.
  • Is the downspout clogged?
  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 01, 2017
    Where does that underground pipe drain to? If it just goes in to the ground, it will be a problem. It needs to direct the water away from the house. Ours goes into the driveway.
    Where the roof sections meet you have a much greater and faster water flow than in other places. Either a larger gutter, or no cover
  • RC Leach RC Leach on Jul 01, 2017
    I think I might try using a silicone seal between the rectangular and round parts that fit together, assuming that's where it leaks. I don't know the dimensions, but it looks as though the two downspouts should have about equal dimensions, but water will not recognize that it's supposed change from a rectangular stream to a round one, and probably wants to shoot out the gaps. If that works, but the water starts to flow over the top of the gutter above, the bottom (round ) pipe is plugged up. Under NO circumstances, do you want to pile up dirt against that siding. If you do, and there is a termite within 50 miles, you will get it, and it's whole family. It's magic.
  • Cja23544509 Cja23544509 on Jul 01, 2017
    I can see that the water is never getting to the downspout, I have checked the downspout and the gutter they are not clogged, the water is coming straight off the roof, over the gutter.
  • Carol Carol on Jul 01, 2017
    The only down side I have noticed is with ice.. I have icicels in the winter. After checking with others they do also. We have had really heavy rains and have not noticed overflow. Keep bugging them until they fix it or get the address for the manufacturer and write to customer service.. For what they cost they should work.
  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Jul 01, 2017
    Could they install a V-shaped piece of aluminum at the end of the gutter...right past the spout hole that would prevent the water from splashing over the ends and direct it into the downspout hole a little better? Also...not sure what that rectangle shaped piece is on top of the gutter...Never seen that before...Could it be blocking access to the downspout somehow?
  • NCbulldoglover NCbulldoglover on Jul 02, 2017
    I have the same problem with my Leaf Guard gutters in one spot. It is a V area where two areas meet and they installed a diverter but leaves get caught behind the diverter and it over shoots the gutter completely when we have a heavy rain. They have been out a couple of times also but I read the paper work that came when they installed the gutters and it says that the problem is a possibility in those V areas. Good luck.
  • Melissa Byrd Lunsford Melissa Byrd Lunsford on Jul 04, 2017
    I would install another downspout. The additions of a second downspout will handle the water draining from roof and your existing spout can be free to handle the rush of water where the two roof lines meet. Also think about adding a drench drain along side this wall. A french drain will help keep the soil from building up along this side of your home. If ever you let the soil become higher than the foundation you will have termites. If a French drain is not possible at least dig a trench and move the dirt away from the siding leaving a few inches of foundation showing.
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