Not sure which forum to post this in...I'll try here. One of my downspouts leads right onto my back patio. The gutters were put in afterwards, so it wasn't possible to drain them under the patio. I have a 1.5' area between the patio and the house (see attached photos). I'd like to bury some PVC pipe and drain this downspout away from the patio/house. The problem is my yard is very flat. I don't have a side of a hill out of which I could protrude the end of a drainage pipe.
I havre seen PVC pipe with holes in it. Can I use that to drain into the ground? I would worry about creating a soft area or a sinkhole. If I dissipate it enough could I potentially drain it this way?
Don't mind the dirt under the trough..that's from the chipmunks. I'm also trying to deal with them.
Any advice? Thanks.