A downspout shoe connects the square, rectangular or round downspout piping to the “roof drain leader”. The connection to the roof drain leader piping is made at or just below finished grade, and the connection to the downspout piping is made 1 to 3 feet above finished grade. In addition to making this connection, a downspout shoe provides ground level protection from impacts of lawn equipment, snow removal equipment or other impacts. However this type of connection still requires the use of pipe and fittings next to the buildings foundation to transition the flow of water from vertical to horizontal.
Why use Piedmont Pipe Adapters?