work includes removal of existing shingles and felt and replace with comparable code approved shingles, felt paper, remove and replace roof vents, furnace vents, flashing , roof jacks, drip edge, paint fascia, siding and remove and replace seamless 5" gutter and downspouts
To usher the water away from the apartments, owner Hai Le added roof trenches, increased the number of gutter downspouts
and connected those downspouts
to a set of French drains.
Rain gutters (to fit your chicken coop) * Gutter downspouts
(2 or 3 according to coop roof style--shed or gable) * Gutter pipes (lengths to fit, from coop to top filler hole of barrel) * Screen (to cover the top filler hole of water tank) * Roofing screws * Pipe thread tape * Water tank (size to fit top of tank under roof of coop, but 10 inches higher than floor of coop if possible; bottom drain hole must be sized to fit 3/4-inch PVC from standard pipe threads) * Water tank stand (for positioning tank at side of elevated coop or alongside barn) TOOLS * Drill/screw gun (I like cordless.
Total Plumbing & Heating recommends a series of steps homeowners can take to mitigate some of the flooding problems downspouts
com), looked out over the contoured landscape, watching water from the roof work its way through the home's downspouts
, under stone bridges, into channels, and finally into planted basins (bioswales).
McNutt said problems at the community center are "99 percent due to wood gutters and downspouts
that are undersized.
If you decide to install gutters, you'll need lengths of gutter, gutter straps, end caps, a downspout
and special glue to join the sections.
are protected from damage - they are often a favourite target for cows to have a scratch
You can do just that with a simple setup that diverts rain from your downspouts
directly to your garden.
Unclog any downspouts
using a garden hose, being careful not to apply too much pressure.
Two or three or more stand-alone barrels, connected to other downspouts
, will collect more water during heavy downpours.
com), recently developed a novel solution for homeowners who suffer foundation flooding from gutters and downspouts