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BryanDIY 08-22-2010 05:37 PM

gutter drainage
What a wonderful forum, I wish I had found this sooner! Anyway on to business. I want to reroute a gutter that drained onto out driveway (and caused it to crack and sink). I'm planing running a pipe under the driveway and having it drain out at the side of the house. I'm just wondering how it should drain at the end. I was just thinking of digging some trenches and letting it drain off into the brush. Should I put a dry well? I live in the midwest btw. Thanks!

downunder 08-22-2010 06:29 PM

I see that you have already bought the pipe, but why did you not use the slotted pipe and let it drain into the soil under the lawn?

I would not end the pipe right in front of that pine tree. You have a risk of getting the ground soft after a good rain and the tree coming down. Is that a swale, ditch or creek just beyond? I would run it to there and not take a chance on creating a soggy spot in the yard.

Looks like you used a sodcutter to clean the path. Good job!:thumbsup:

BryanDIY 08-22-2010 10:31 PM

Slotted pipe...I didn't think of that. I suppose I could drill some holes on the bottom. That tree will be coming down. Yes, that wooded area is lower than the yard.

Tom Struble 08-22-2010 10:53 PM

why would he use slotted pipe to route roof runoff?

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