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Old 04-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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I need to get water out of the are near the potio in the lower area. It is flooding the patio, washing it out, and creates a river runing over it during moderate to heavy rain. 2 drainsputs are near the patio also, that shoot out a good amount of water. The flooding is worse than it looks. That area can be wet for 1-2 days after a good rain.

Dry well maybe?

As you can see, the property somewhat runs downhill to the house, and the property runs down 1/2 foot the other way, but that would just flood a garden and the neighbors. Towards the woods, runs up 2'. Pretty much, I have no lower spot to drain it to.

Whatever the solution is, it has to be under $50. I have 40' of corrugated pipe, and (1) 6" drain already from scrap. How would I install a dry well, and would it work well for this application of ALOT of water. If I just dug a 4" wide hole, 4' deep, and stuck pvc with holes in it to drain into, would that work?

We have sprinkler lines in the yard, and a well pump, including lots of tree roots. So, it cant be a gianormous hole.



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grading. fix it.

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grading. fix it.

The yard has been graded to its best in 2002. It has not fixed it. The rain levels it out again and creates ruts.....it can't be graded now because of obstacles and cost.....so grading is out of the question.....drainage is the only option
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The yard has been graded to its best in 2002. It has not fixed it. The rain levels it out again and creates ruts.....it can't be graded now because of obstacles and cost.....so grading is out of the question.....drainage is the only option
Ayuh,... Lower the lawn, 'tween the patio, 'n the white buildin' in the picture....

If the water runs to the garden, that's Good,...
If it runs toward the next lot, Oh Well...

Whatever ya do,.... $50. ain't gonna cover it...
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Sump pit and pump?

You need more money for this project.
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It is possible that, put it simply, you've got bad lot*

You could take earth from near or in the wooded area (producing a low point there) and use that earth to build up the land near your house.

If you can't regrade the land to keep the water from lapping against your house or the patio, the next least of evils is to pump the excess water out to the street. A drywell (i.e. the 4' wide hole) and sump pump may be needed to optimize the flow.

* With apologies to America Online

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