# how to fix a downspout/gutter problem? - Posted by Pel

Posted by dewCO on August 21, 2001 at 19:07:37:

Don’t have clue from your post. Why don’t you just have some gutter people come out and offer you solutions, then hire them, or do it yourself!!!

how to fix a downspout/gutter problem? - Posted by Pel

Posted by Pel on August 21, 2001 at 11:37:18:

I just noticed that there’s a “downspout” of some sort
in my 3-story property.

Basically, the leak is happening at point B.
During hard rain, drain #1 at Point A seems to drain out a lot of water and therefore it overflows at point B and ends up forming a puddle in the lawn right below it.
Vegetation can’t seem to surive in that partiular area as a result.

In any case, Is it possible to somehow ‘slant’ the gutter on main floor so that it flows toward point C faster , thereby eliminating the accumulation at point B?

Are there any other ways to Fix this problem for good?
What are the tools and materials that I would need?
I am not at all an experienced gutter-guy therefore would appreciate any expert-level advice.

## top floor gutter (Point A drain #1)

|d|
|r|
|a|
|i| first floor roof
|n|

first floor gutter
(point B)…point C (drain #2)

;|;…|d|
;s;…r…a…i…n…|r|
;p;…|a|
;o;…|i|
;u;…|n|
;t;…|.|
;|;….
|/….\

puddle

Re: how to fix a downspout/gutter problem? - Posted by Jim H.

Posted by Jim H. on August 22, 2001 at 20:27:55:

If top downspout dumps on roof then flow’s to lower gutter, you could put a diverter on an angle to spread the run off over a larger area, thus allowing time for lower gutter to drain. Just guessing hard to pic the way you descibed it…