WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- NDS, Inc., a leading provider of drainage and stormwater management solutions for both residential and commercial applications, today launched Downspout Defender™, an innovative attachment to NDS catch basins that deflects debris and prevents clogs downstream, making downspout drainage systems more effective. With a self-cleaning grate and patent-pending design that captures more water than standard grates, Downspout Defender™ fits 12"x12" NDS catch basins.
"Installing catch basins under downspouts is a best practice for managing stormwater and protecting property. The new NDS Downspout Defender™ makes a drainage system even more effective by deflecting large debris to keep the system running clean," said Sharon Vessels, Vice President of Marketing and E-commerce at NDS. "With Downspout Defender™, we're excited to offer an innovative tool that enhances the performance of critical drainage solutions and protects homes from damage related to stormwater runoff."
A catch basin traps sediment, debris, contaminants and pollutants so that they cannot enter and clog drainage pipes. Installed beneath downspouts, catch basins connect to underground drainage pipes where the water can drain away from a home to a safe location. The NDS Downspout Defender™, which attaches to a catch basin, sheds leaves, needles, twigs, nuts, seeds and other debris while preventing water from splashing back onto building walls and capturing water that overshoots traditional flat grates. Made with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and manufactured in the U.S., the NDS Downspout Defender™, combined with a catch basin, protects property and structures by eliminating standing water.
The financial costs of poor drainage can be substantial: repairing damage to a home's foundation as a result of poor drainage can range from $3,500 to $25,000, according to the National Association of Realtors. The human health costs of poor drainage on a property can be significant: poorly drained runoff from roofs can enter basements or flow inside homes through foundational cracks or leaks where it can warp floorboards and turn finished rooms into disastrous, mildewy and moldy messes that can attract insects and rodents; outside, inadequate or non-existent drainage from gutter downspouts can create standing water that can harbor breeding spots for mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, Zika virus and heartworms.
The NDS Downspout Defender™ is sold at major retailers and wholesalers throughout the U.S., and online at http://www.ndspro.com.
- NDS Downspout Defender™ product photo 1: https://www.ndspro.com/media/catalog/product/cache/c687aa7517cf01e65c009f6943c2b1e9/1/2/1200dsg.png
- Product photo 2: https://images.ndspro.com/NDSDrainage/Grates/Downspout-Defender/In-Use-Defender/i-fnrn4Nf/A
- Product in use illustration: https://images.ndspro.com/NDSDrainage/Grates/Downspout-Defender/In-Use-Defender/i-jZZCS6r/A
- Product overview video: https://youtu.be/0W4JYjzhdso
- Product installation video: https://youtu.be/0IW_epIFhYU
About NDS, Inc.
NDS, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of products and solutions for drainage and stormwater management, landscape irrigation and flow management for both residential and commercial applications. Headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, NDS is a member of the NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology. For more information, visit http://www.ndspro.com and http://www.normagroup.com.
SOURCE NDS Inc.