Open rain leader

If you see an exposed, open pipe at the exterior of your home, it’s likely a gutter downspout rain leader (e.g., a pipe into which the gutters were designed to be routed, to ensure storm water is directed away from the home).  At a recent home inspection in Anacortes, I discovered an open rain leader and recommended it be capped to prevent debris accumulation into the pipe that may block the subterranean drainage system and can be costly to repair.

Originally posted 2017-05-26 10:04:43.