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Old 03-22-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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Drainage ditch help please.


Hello! My husband had installed a small drainage ditch leading away from our house for runoff water from our roof. It runs about 12 feet, is 5 inches wide and 5 inches deep. It continually fills with leaves, and on occasion, eventhough I know it is there, I catch my foot in it and we have another sprained ankle!!! I am thinking of filling it in with some rock.. but not sure if this would work, or if I try, what size rock to use. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank You

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Why don't you have your husband make it wider, say 3 feet wide, with gently sloping sides? That way he gets some work, and you will not sprain your ankle.

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Well, that is a thought, however it is just me now and digging right now for me is not an option.
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fill it up to 1" from the top with 3/4" size gravel.
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