Water Intrusion

The end spout is not attached to the gutter which is causing the water to not drain from the house. Looking at the photo one can easily see the mold on the entry walk and wall going to the direction of the front door. The mold indicates that this condition has existed for some time.

The homeowner should be made aware of this condition and re attach the end spout back up to the gutter away from the house.

How do you know that’s mold? Yes, the downspout needs a proper extension, but the condition conducive to mold is really that planter bed up against the wall. That’s your real defect here.

Agree with Brad. The planter box creates a much larger potential for moisture intrusion than that downspout ever will.