Hi Guys, I have a problem with my downpipe which is causing water to leak onto my brickwork and causing damp. When it rains heavily the attached soakaway fills up, it appears the seal to the soakaway is to tight (underground) that the downpipe then fills all the way up to the top of the house where the first guttering joins leaks / sprays out and down my upstairs all. So... I modified a downpipe socket (linked) with a hose connector (quite a neat job really with my Dremal) applied it about 18 inches from the ground and attached a hose so excess water escapes down the hose to the bottom of the garden. It mostly works!!! Please login (registration is free!) to view this link. http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=483&awinaffid=58258&clickref=xf&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.diy.com%2Fdiy%2Fjsp%2Fbq%2Fnav.jsp%3Faction%3Ddetail%26fh_secondid%3D9272753%26fh_view_size%3D10%26fh_location%3D%252f%252fcatalog01%252fen_GB%26fh_search%3Ddownpipe%26fh_eds%3D%25C3%259F%26fh_refview%3Dsearch%26ts%3D1267800419944%26isSearch%3Dtrue Unfortunately the laws of gravity apply. When the downpipe is not full the water flows down as hoped but when it filled up to the connector the water is effectively flowing up from the bottom, in this case the normal downpipe joints down truly work, a bit of sealant hasn't lasted long and it leaks. Now I'm concerned about water around the base of my house. Is there some proper kit for dealing with this or something that will give me a proper seal on the downpipe. I want to do it properly and while cleaning the soakaway is an option is a joint downpipe with next door and the soakaway is not on my land. I'll attach a picture later today when I get home.