||05-22-2013 07:15 AM
Hello. I am going to be removing some bushes, new porch, new driveway, etc this summer so it would be the perfect time to correct the gutters I have. The current gutters I have are not sloppered properly, Water collects in them, and then the downspout always overflow (the go into the ground). This is a house that was build in 1960 so there is probably cast iron underground. What I would like to do is to put up new gutters since I will be expanding the front porch, run drain pipes into a dry well in the front of the house and back of the house. I would also like to install a French drain around the entire house... With the French drain, do I have to run that as well to a dry well? I have been doing a lot of research. I saw where I can take PVC pipe and drill my own holes into it, but then I saw Lowes has this already available and they also have pipe available that is wrapped in a sponge like material for French drains. What is the best method of running the French drains? Should it run into the same drywell?