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Old 06-25-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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When ever it rains we are get standing water in the corner of our patio. The concrete was just added and slopes away from the house but now collects in the corner of the yard. Thinking if rocks will help. What else can we do?
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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I think it depends on how far away the house is on the other side of that concrete. If its not far then what I would do is.

Dig a trench about 8-10 " wide as well as deep.
round stones on bottom to a depth of 2in
lay a corrugated 4in pipe. Buy one with a sock. Daylight both ends
More stones on the top and sides
Place soil back on top.

Works like a charm

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Old 06-25-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
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We don't have that kind of room. Other suggestions would be welcome. French drain?
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Well I'm looking at your pic and it sure looks like you do
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Well I'm looking at your pic and it sure looks like you do
I thought you meant 8'? Ok may try your method after some more feedback.

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Ayuh,.... What's on the Other side of the fence....

Lowerin' the garden area will drain the concrete, 'n provide more water to the plants planted there.....
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:57 PM   #7
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There is an easement which is higher than our backyard too. Ugh! The soil is now muddy and the plants over watered.
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I think it depends on how far away the house is on the other side of that concrete. If its not far then what I would do is.

Dig a trench about 8-10 " wide as well as deep.
round stones on bottom to a depth of 2in
lay a corrugated 4in pipe. Buy one with a sock. Daylight both ends
More stones on the top and sides
Place soil back on top.

Works like a charm
What does "daylight both ends mean"?
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Is it your property or a neighbor's property that is under easement back there?

What is the purpose of the easement?
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Is it your property or a neighbor's property that is under easement back there?

What is the purpose of the easement?
It is for neighbors to have access to the street from their backyard. We live in row houses. The easement is shared between us but we are the only ones that maintain it.
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What if you were to regrade the land so the easement is the lowest part and drains to the street?
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The water has to go somewhere. Either you lower the planting beds so that they are level or lower than the patio so that the water can drain off into the surrounding property, or you install weeping tile as the first poster said. The ends of the pipe have to drain freely (daylighting) to a catchment area.
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The water has to go somewhere. Either you lower the planting beds so that they are level or lower than the patio so that the water can drain off into the surrounding property, or you install weeping tile as the first poster said. The ends of the pipe have to drain freely (daylighting) to a catchment area.
Ayuh,.... Exactly,... Water flows downhill, 'n there ain't no way to change that...

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