Where does my gutter let out?
My gutter downspouts each go into wider PVC pipes in the ground. I don't see anywhere they let out, though there is a wooded hill behind my house so it isn't completely unreasonable that if they let out there I wouldn't be able to find it.
But I'm thinking the PVC just goes down into the ground and that's it? The water just seeps down below the house? Is that a normal way to build a gutter?
Anyway, when it rains hard, one of the PVC backs up and the water starts pouring back out over it, as in the image. I'm wondering if I need to unclog something? I almost wonder if all the PVC pipes are networked together underground as the amount of water coming back up seems to be more than the water coming down that one particular piece of downspout.