Bury the downspout
*My motivation to do this project:
I wanted to avoid runoff and ice buildup, and get water away from the house foundation.
Last winter, I had a big ice patch (and a pregnant wife - yikes!) on one corner of my driveway because the snow would melt off the roof and pool under the downspout with poor drainage. It would then freeze at night and create a dangerous situation.
Also, I don't have enough slope away from the house for proper drainage, so I needed to improve the drainage for rain and snowmelt coming off the roof.
I did this project twice - in two different spots, but the steps were the same for each site.
1. I bought a "flex-a-spout" downspout extended and some pea gravel. ...»