Are splash blocks and leader extension pipes really necessary?
Well, only if you don't want the water to damage your foundation or force water into your basement or crawl space.
These recent photos show what happens (kind of) when you don't have them.
The consequences of these missing leader extension pipes or splash blocks are not yet known as I just recently completed these inspections.
However, one that I have followed up on from last summer, where the foundation had already cracked and settled, resulted in a $4,500 repair bill. AND, that home was only four years old.
Splash blocks and leader extension pipes are cheap preventive maintenance.