Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-07-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Share |
Default

Standing water where driveway meets the street


Where my driveway meets the street is the low point of the block. Water pools there and I have had to erect a "bridge" to cross it during the winter. It is 30 feet long and after a rain is about 4 feet wide. In the summer, if someone washes their car up-street from me, it also pools with water. Cost prohibits me from having the whole section torn up and re-poured and may not totally solve the problem as tree roots have raised the down-street run-off.

So the part I am trying to deal with is the driveway side which collects the most water. I would like to add some sort of "hump" like a speed-bump, the length of the 30 feet, so that the water stays on the street side which never gets wider than a foot before it reaches the height it needs to be to run-off. It is not a perfect solution but would be much better.

I have looked into actual rubber speed bumps but these are also costly. I have considered putting down a row of brick and smoothing out either side of the brick with mortar so we can drive over it.

Any ideas out there?
Alexi637 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 09:10 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Default

Standing water where driveway meets the street


Post a picture of the issue. Solutions would be based on your specific situation which cannot be determined by a mere discription.
Ron
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 09:15 AM   #3
Master General ReEngineer
 
Bondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chaumont River, Ny.
Posts: 3,582
Default

Standing water where driveway meets the street


Ayuh,... Is your driveway presently Paved,..?? With What,..?? Blacktop,..??

Overlaying the driveway with blacktop would be the Best way to fix it....
Bondo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 10:41 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Default

Standing water where driveway meets the street


Here are a couple of pictures. THe entire length of the driveway is 30 feet. The water is low as it hasn't rained for a few days. My goal is to keep the water and mud in the street and not creeping up my driveway.
Attached Images
  
Alexi637 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 12:13 PM   #5
Household Handyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, Ga.
Posts: 2,231
Default

Standing water where driveway meets the street


IMO--First, you should check to find the actual property line(s). Easements for municipal utilities may be further back into your property than you realize. The area where the water is collecting may belong to the local municipality you live in, and it would be their responsibility to do something about drainage--yeh right. I've seen situations where the homeowner was fined, and the repairs done by the homeowner torn out, when municipal lines were crossed. David
Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 12:20 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Default

Standing water where driveway meets the street


I think you are correct in that this belongs to the city. And unfortunately our sidewalks are our responsibility to repair, to code, which will be too expensive and as I said probably not work because of the tree roots raising the down-street flow. I guess I could erect a wooden bridge that can be driven over. I mean it is really a problem. Thanks for the input.
Alexi637 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heated Asphalt Driveway via Pex & Instant Hot Water? ED209 Plumbing 6 02-08-2011 06:52 PM
Very Low Hot Water Pressure. PAS1970 General DIY Discussions 2 02-25-2009 03:01 PM
low hot water pressure angus242 Plumbing 10 01-08-2009 11:41 AM
Testing 12 year old hot water expansion tank? DJfixer Plumbing 2 01-01-2009 08:09 AM
(Water Heater MYSTERY) Hot water out from dead tank with cold water in it? Inayity Plumbing 6 07-14-2008 08:36 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.