Tired of having that unsightly 4" landscape pipe, that's hooked to your
downspout, snaking across your lawn?
Bury your 4 inch landscape pipe and send it to the box, DRAINBOX!
No unsightly drain pipes
Flush mount for mowing ease
Discharges water evenly for erosion control
Top of box is 5.25" x 6.25" x 7.75" tall
4"Landscape pipe fits into the hole in the side of the box
Rain water travels down the downspout and continues underground through the
4 inch landscape pipe into the DRAINBOX.
Rain water enters DRAINBOX and seeps out the bottom holes.
Heavy rain? The lid lifts up to allow overflow to discharge.
The gutter system on your house is designed to catch and remove water from the
roof and the down spouts are to direct the column of water away from the foundation.
This system works well as far as collecting the water, but that is where the
problem begins. Since the water has now been concentrated into a 4" tube
and has a vertical fall of 8' or more, erosion is likely. Not only do you have
an erosion problem; all the water that your gutter system has so efficiently
gathered is now dumped right at the foundation just where you don't want it.
So now to go along with your erosion problem you have a great possibility of
having water (or moisture) under your house. If you already have a "water
under the house" problem and your gutters aren't piped off away from the
house, that could be the problem.
Some folks try to correct the problem by running 4" corrugated pipe along
on top of the ground from the downspouts. This indeed gets the water away from
the foundation but it looks bad having those pipes lying all over the lawn not
to mention the aggravation of trying to mow around them. You also still have
the erosion problem. You can run the pipes underground to the street curbs or
to the property line but this is usually very expensive and may be against regulations
in some areas. There is also a lot of labor involved.
These problems can be corrected by running the 4" pipe underground a minimal
distance from the house (usually 8 ft. or so) and installing a DRAINBOX at the
end of that pipe. By using DRAINBOX on all downspouts, these problems are corrected
in a way that:
* Looks good - all that is visible after DRAINBOX is installed is a 4" square
lid that is flush to the top of the ground. All pipes are underground out of
* Requires less work and money - Since DRAINBOX enables you to terminate your
drainpipes at any point, you save money and time by not going all the way to
the curb or property line.
* Keeps rodents and snakes out - DRAINBOX totally encloses your gutter system
(with the lid) making it almost impossible for pests to enter.
* Virtually eliminates erosion - By design, DRAINBOX turns the stream of rushing
water back into itself causing a churning effect inside the box. When the water
exits the DRAINBOX it is merely seeping posing no erosion problems at all.
Another great feature of DRAINBOX is that it is so simple to install that most
any homeowner can apply them to his or her home in a single weekend. No special
fittings or glue are needed.
DRAINBOX is inexpensive and is a permanent solution as it is manufactured of
high density, UV stabilized plastic. A great weekend project that adds value
and good looks to your home.
Made in the USA
Downspout Diverter Video