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Definition

Portable channel placed underneath a downspout to receive roof drainage and guide water away from a home or building.

Things you need to know

If a downspout is not connected into gutter drainage, a splash block is needed to prevent water from pooling around the foundation and seeping in. This prevents leaks and cracks in your foundation as well as soil erosion in your yard.

Also known as

Splash Guard

Cost Considerations

Splash blocks are generally under $10 per piece, although decorative cast aluminum versions can run as high as $70.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.