…no water drained out of its downspout, either (over to the left; not pictured). We we all baffled by this, but much sleuthing by Justin revealed that a 1-1/2-inch sag was the problem. The sag was where a very TALL wood column had been, a very rotted tall column. This was replaced by the previous owner with a 6×6 post.
As the original wood column progressively rotted, the corner of the house above progressively sank down. And this meant that the adjacent built-in gutter, which was designed to drain to the left, was now draining to the right, and water was just spilling over the edge. This was bad.
The solution was to jack back up the drooped corner. But would the house let us? As Justin and I are both entirely foolish, we jump into such endeavors which relish. Yea! We had no idea if the droop would incrementally takes months to fix, or right away. We expected the former, as old houses do not like being forced back into shape (my old body is sympathetic). But to Justin’s delight, the droop effortlessly vanished.
He then did a water test, and the liquid, before his wide-eyed amazement, drained to the left! Just like was designed to! Justin was so excited he texted me a video as it poured from the downspout. Sadly, I have no idea how to post this thrilling, new-fangled moving picture image.