Damage to down spouts

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by colnago, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. colnago

    colnago LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    My men are damaging down spouts at a condo location with weed whips. It's not really bad, but residents complain and now its on the boards watch list.

    I am looking for a sleeve that I could slid over the down spouts to protect the ends. NOT plastic or vinyl. Steel?

    Any suggestions? I have looked but haven't found anything.


    Also, please don't post a response like "tell your guys to be more careful". I've done that and they are.
  2. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    Haha whats a "weed whip" is that something you do when the weeds are being bad? :laugh:
  3. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    never heard of a weed whip...try using a trimmer
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    1. if the guys were being careful, then you would not be having this problem. Its not hard to lift the down spout with your toe trim around under it, and then move on. They are being lazy and not focusing on the detail. I'm sure if you failed to focus on the detail of paying them correctly...

    2. replace the damaged down spouts.
    3. maybe some sort of incentive program. no complaints on broken downspouts, and no one looses their job...

    this is an example of one guy failing will HURT YOUR BUSINESS
  5. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    They make these clips, where it folds up and it'll clip on the down spout on the house. Also it's called a trimmer, and if you don't want to buy something then get new employees!
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