Do you have underground drains? Keltom Gutters says:
Downspouts that disappear into the ground send water into a pipe (usually PVC) that leads to one of three locations: to a municipal storm-sewer system, to “daylight” (a point lower than the house where water can flow out at grade level), or to a dry well, sometimes called a catch basin, which is filled with pea stone so water can percolate into the surrounding soil. But often the under ground drainpipe is stopped up somewhere underground by dirt and leaves, by tree roots, animal nests, or from being crushed by traffic driving on the lawn, a common occurrence during home remodeling or maintenance. If water still backs up after the under ground drain is cleared, then the culprit is probably a clogged dry well.
In daylighted drains, check first for blockage at the discharge end of the pipe. Sometimes, dirt and leaves can be poked out with a hand-held plumbing snake or flushed out by sticking a hose with a high-pressure garden nozzle down the pipe. If that doesn’t work, fish a metal plumbing snake into the pipe to determine where the blockage is. You can get a pretty good idea where the clog is by marking the snake close to the ground after it hits the clog and then taking it out and measuring from the mark to the snake’s end.
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