Debby Allmon on covered downspout drains

Our very own, Debby Allmon, was featured in the Kansas City Star’s Handyman section answering a reader’s question about covered downspout drains. See what she had to say about it. Here’s the reader’s question:

Q: We have four downspouts that feed into 4-inch corrugated flexible tubing.

How do I remove a faux fireplace in my basement?

Dear Jake-

I have a faux fireplace in my basement made of large rocks held together with concrete. I believe behind the fireplace are 2 cracks in the foundation because when it rains water is pouring into my basement out of the rocks of the faux fireplace.