It’s important to properly route storm (rain) water away from the building envelope as water can lead to structural settling, damage and insect activity. In this video, taken at a recent home inspection in Anacortes on Fidalgo Island, the gutter downspout needs to be extended into the subterranean rain leader (pipe that goes underground to the city storm drain). If rain leader pipes in the ground are kept open, like that videoed here, debris and rocks, etc. can clog the drainage system and repairs can be somewhat costly.
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