Noisy gutter drainpipe by my window

Recently my building super installed a gutter drainpipe that is 3 feet above the ground because there is now a new basement apartment and it needs to be away from its back entrance door. When it rains it makes a lot of noise and keeps me up. My super doesn't know how to make the noise stop. Does anyone here have any suggestions?
I'm not sure I understand what the water is dripping on or how making the drain pipe 3 feet from the ground keeps it away from the back door. He needs to add an extension to the pipe so it drains directly onto a tray that directs water away from the building.
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

Don Langrick
Bonsai Culturist
Thanks for responding. The gutter drainpipe is at an angle along the side of the building and then it goes straight down but it is 3 feet above the ground. The water is going straight down into a recess in the ground that has some rocks in it and a deep pool of water develops and it is noisy. I have no idea why my super has installed the pipe the way he did but your suggestion makes a lot of sense. I will tell him and I hope he listens. He doesn't seem to want to change it and just wants to maybe put some foam rubber under it to silence it. I think the noise will also bother the tenant who will move in soon unless he or she can sleep through an earthquake. I am hoping that will soon motivate the super to fix it. He did install this Rain Gutter Accessory-Stop Noisy Downspouts but it didn't help.
Oh yeah, it really needs to go all the way to the ground. Water hitting the ground from 3 feet up will be noisy. The only other thing I can thing of is a heavy chain running from the bottom of the drain pipe but that seems like more work than just attaching a three foot extension with a couple of screws.
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

Don Langrick
Bonsai Culturist
Thanks again. That does sound like a lot of work. What do you think of the super's idea to put foam rubber under it?
Thanks again. That does sound like a lot of work. What do you think of the super's idea to put foam rubber under it?
Originally Posted by Curlswirl
It sounds like it would get mossy and moldy and look terrible.
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

Don Langrick
Bonsai Culturist
Has the downspout changed location or is it just now shorter? Facing in a different direction? I doubt there is any good reason it has to end 3 feet above grade. He probably just needed to replace it and he only had a short piece.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

The super changed the location of the drainpipe because there is now a door for a basement apartment where it used to be. He said it needs to be 3 feet above the ground because of the door. I think he created a recess in the dirt in the yard for the water to pool into which is loud. I am so tired from not sleeping so many nights. If he refuses to fix it I wonder if an inspector from the tenants rights office in my city can tell him how to fix it.
The super changed the location of the drainpipe because there is now a door for a basement apartment where it used to be. He said it needs to be 3 feet above the ground because of the door. I think he created a recess in the dirt in the yard for the water to pool into which is loud. I am so tired from not sleeping so many nights. If he refuses to fix it I wonder if an inspector from the tenants rights office in my city can tell him how to fix it.
Originally Posted by Curlswirl
I was going to say...if you want to be a real PITA about, you can call your city's Code Enforcement office and ask them to look at it. Or just contact the owner or management company and explain the problem directly to him/her/them.

We don't have a "tenant's rights" office here so I don't know exactly what that is or what they cover.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

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