Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BSHV Solved my drainage problem
Rain water was burying my water meter. I forget how I stumbled on this product - trying various words at homedepot.com. This is available only online. It is exactly what I was looking for. Very light weight. Inexpensive and very easy to install. I rained last night and looks like the channel guards worked exactly as I hoped!
November 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dancer Good product
Used these to channel water away from my house foundation as I have no gutters. Filled them with #2 river stone from a local nursery. The stone breaks up the splatter from the rain falling and is clean where before mud was splashing onto the siding. I tried a quarter inch per foot but this ends up about a eight inch because putting one section into another flattens the pitch. I increased the pitch to a half inch per foot as that is the most I could get. Seems to be working.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by josh easy sell
I've used Channel Guard on quite a few fence projects. The installation is easy. The end result looks great. It eliminates all of the 'weed eater' maintenance immediately.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by randy Excellent solution for landscape projects
I have used Channel Guard Edging for fences, splash blocks, and mow strips. It is easy to use and looks great! Gives the landscape a clean & finished appearance.
January 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Simple and fairly effective.
I used three sections to bring water from two downspouts away from the house. Both downspouts flow into the single run of channel guard. The pieces fit into each other just fine and as long as your pitch is adequate, the flow will keep up. I would like to see the sides deeper with an intentional transition section to teh next piece. The reason is that when I load this with stone (it is in a stoned section) it doesn't create a nice straight line and under some conditions short of heavy rain, won't handle the flow from a single downspout from a 14 foot gutter. Less water isn't a problem. Lots of water needs more depth. Width is fine, however. Overall, does the job but could be better.
July 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SushiBreath Not a good solution for diverting rain water
Installed this to divert rain water away from foundation (replaced a splash block). Since there is no backstop, the water can flow back towards the house. I tried to slightly slope it to defy gravity, but in heavy rains, the water didn't drain fast enough and backflowed, ran down the outside basement steps, and defeated the purpose. For now I put the splash block back on top of the channel guard until I have time to figure out what to do. I may remove it and the rocks and try to put back the clumps of grass I just removed, and go back to using the splash block (at least it has a back stop).
This may work well for non-drainage use, but I wouldn't use it for drainage unless you slope it and install a dry well (pit) to absorb the rain water.
October 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Justin Saves fence looks great
When looking to control weeds along fence product keeps weeds at bay and saves cutting grass along fence. Looks great with a new fence.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donald I'm so glad to see this product created.
As a retired professor of Landscape Architecture at Purdue University, I’m delighted to see a product so right for solving so many site maintenance problems. Channel Guard is the ideal solution to the homeowner’s headache of controlling the fire hose effect of water pouring from a gutter downspout. Used as an edging strip around any building, the Channel Guard filled with gravel or other small stone receives and diverts the water all around the building, letting it be distributed gently into the lawn, leaving no damage from concentrated erosion.
In addition, the Channel Guard strip is a neat looking edging strip. No weeds can penetrate the solid plastic structure of the Channel Guard. Since it is installed level with the lawn grade, detail grass trimming is virtually eliminated at the base of the house, around any structures, under fences, and by walls.
I recall giving so many lectures advising young designers to devise details to develop a solution to these problems, with results that were worthwhile, but difficult to construct. Channel Guard would have turned pages into a paragraph and produced much less work and much more satisfaction. It’s a terrific idea. I recommend the use of this product with enthusiasm and confidence.
January 22, 2013