Rain Gutter Catch Basin
A rainstorm can bring many problems with it, including excess water in your yard. Installing a drainage system can be a big project, but a key process you don’t want to overlook is how to connect a rain gutter catch basin to your pipelines. G & G Concrete & Construction can help you with the following steps to complete your project.
1. Attach the Adaptor
You have three main components when it comes to rain gutter catch basin installation: the basin itself, the pipes and the adaptor that connects the two together. Before you begin laying your ducts into the trenches you’ve dug, attach this adaptor to the basin. Though most can accommodate several sizes, make sure you consider the width of your pipes when buying this piece.
2. Install Pipe Network
With the adaptor firmly in place on the basin, set the pipes into the trenches. Selecting the right material is key because there are several to choose from:
- Cast Iron
For most yard drainage options, PVC or corrugated is the best choice. The latter is ideal for small projects, making it the likely option for your project. Once your pipes are in place, it’s time to complete the connection.
3. Connect Pipes to Adaptor
The end of your pipe should be close enough to the adaptor that it will simply snap into place. Because adaptors are meant to fit a wide range of pipes, you may not immediately get the snug fit you need. To strengthen the connection, you can use a silicone sealant to bind the pipe to the adaptor. A more secure bond will help to prevent leaks.
If you have questions about this process, or you’d like some professional help, G & G Concrete & Construction has got you covered. Give us a call at 586-588-9401, and we’ll guide you to the best solutions for standing water in yard areas.