Do rainwater drain pipes have to bend at the bottom


One of our rainwater pipes ends half over a small drain, but the bend at the bottom means some of the water misses the drain and runs off along the patio,

I thought I could simply cut a hole in the bend so the water drops straight down, but does the bend perform any function that would be missed if it was removed?

Best Answer

yes it stops the water from pooling at the base of the wall and seeping into the foundation

if you can ensure all water goes into the drain there will be no danger though