Replacing the Gutter Drain Pipes – Using our Schumacher Warranty
Schumacher has a warranty on the house. If you find anything at all for the first year, they come fix it. (They also come back once to touch up paint. You decide when and schedule it.) There is a 2 year warranty on all mechanicals and a ten year warranty on everything structural.
The first thing we have had to use our warranty for is the gutter drain pipes. Instead of draining away, the gutter diverted the rain into a geyser that flooded our carport.
We called and Schumacher sent someone out who gave us a quick fix. He disconnected the drainpipes and put in temporary pipes to direct the water away from the carport. Then they scheduled the repair.
We called 811 and had the underground stuff marked. Power and Cable showed right up.
Within 3 to 12 full working days
Number of days in advance of a digging project that you need to notify the one call center of your intent to dig.
Good to 15 working days
Defines the period of time the facility marks (paint, flags, stakes, etc.) are valid according to state law or practice.
What they marked crossed right over where our drain pipes were. I am betting that’s what happened to them…
He dug a new trench, farther out than the original drainlines.
When he got to where it was marked, he carefully dug by hand. It was hard digging! The ground was frozen.
He put the pipes in the trench, connected them to the drainspouts, pushed the soil back and tamped it down.
Here is where the new pipes end. We are supposed to have rain today, so they will get a test.