A picture of a downspout that is not buried.

Burying your downspout is a quick and easy way to control the active run-off collected from the precipitation that falls or melts from your house. A buried downspout helps mitigate water pooling and collecting against your basement, reduces soil displacement, keeps the downspouts from suffering impact damage, and gives your property a more finished look. However, there are many misconceptions about this process. But just what are the five most common myths about burying your downspout?

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