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Old 02-14-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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How to add concrete to an irrigation ditch


I have an irrigation ditch that runs the length of my home and I have issues with over-grown weeds in the ditch. I want to pour concrete the entire length; how do I concrete this V-ditch properly?

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Depending on what size ditch you have? I would look into prefabbed systems or at least systems for the concrete forms. Here is one possibility:

http://www.trenchdrain.net/polyself.htm

There will certainly be concrete sectional things or tile sorts of systems. Just need to google around for a bit. Hat to see you have to form the thing yourself for a pour if there is something already pre-made that will work for you.


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Pics or dimensions would help to get a better idea of what your working with. Either way you will need to dig down enough to compensate for the height of the concrete. I would definitely look around for some prefab slabs or system. You might be able to look into a metal or plastic culvert system. You can also cut them in half instead of completely enclosed. In my city I would have to get a permit from the city if it ran through my property to another property. I attached a pic of a culvert I found on the web.
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Round-up for getting rid of the weeds.
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Round-up for getting rid of the weeds.
Nope! Soil sterilant. Round-Up will kill what is there, but will not prevent anything from coming back in.
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Ayuh,... depending on the grade,+ run,...
A Weedwacker could be the Best Idea....
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Nope! Soil sterilant. Round-Up will kill what is there, but will not prevent anything from coming back in.
Agreed - but over the years I have used Round-up, I find I need only to reapply a couple three times a years to acheive a high level of control.

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