# **Downspout Drain Installation: Step-by-Step Guide**
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Welcome to my backyard garden! In this video, I will show you the step-by-step process of installing a downspout drain. Many people have concerns about using a perforated pipe due to the possibility of root growth. However, I’ll explain why the perforations actually prevent standing water and eliminate the risk of root intrusion into the pipe.
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### **Why Install a Downspout Drain?**
Redesigning my flowerbed along the house has been a recent project of mine. Before continuing with the back section, it’s essential to replace the existing downspout drain. This project involves burying a drain pipe to divert rainwater away from the house and into the yard.
### **Materials Needed:**
1. Downspout adapter: This expandable piece allows you to divert the water flow according to your desired direction.
2. Tubing: The tubing will be buried underground, connecting the downspout adapter to the pop-up emitter.
3. Pop-up emitter: Buried at ground level, this emitter allows water to flow out of the pipe when it’s full, thereby preventing any possible flooding.
### **Installation Process**
1. Digging the Trench:
– Dig a trench approximately 8 to 10 inches away from the house, extending to the yard.
– Ensure the trench is deep enough to accommodate the pop-up emitter (minimum of 6 inches) and wide enough for the 4-inch tubing.
– Measure the length required for the pipe (typically around 8 feet) and mark it on the trench.
– Smooth the trench’s bottom by adding a layer of sand.
2. Assembling the Components:
– Connect the downspout adapter to the downspout coming down from the roof. Adjust it to direct the water flow.
– Slide the tubing into the adapter. Note that the tubing is perforated, allowing water to drain out before reaching the pop-up emitter.
– Place the pop-up emitter at ground level, ensuring it aligns with the end of the trench.
3. Backfilling and Finishing Touches:
– Carefully fill in the trench, ensuring the soil around the pop-up emitter is leveled with the yard.
– Cover the pipe with soil and ensure that the sod is level with the rest of the yard.
– Sprinkle grass seed over the filled trench and water thoroughly.
Congratulations! You have now successfully installed a downspout drain to divert rainwater away from your house. Enjoy the benefits of a well-maintained and dry yard. For more helpful videos and DIY projects, subscribe to my channel and don’t forget to click the notification bell. If you found this video helpful, please like, share, and leave your comments below.
– [**Downspout Drain Installation – DIY Network**](https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/exterior/learn-how-to-install-a-rain-barrel-and-divert-rainwater-away-from-)
– [**Best Practices for Downspout Drain Installation – HomeAdvisor**](https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/downspout-drainage-options/)
This video shows step by step instruction on how I installed a downspout pipe. And for all you that say to not use a perforated pipe because roots will grow into the pipe…Because of the perforations, there is no standing water in this pipe therefor there will be no roots in the pipe because roots do not grow in the open air.Eve Gravel