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Old 02-23-2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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Drainage issue


7I have been having issues a while with watwr not draining well when a lot of rain falls including a slope off neighbors yard.Theres a concrete slab an 2 huge tress around the area that make it harder to direct the water.
I have a light swale with 2 drywells but that is overflowing
This is a abnormally long week of all rain an nowhere to go too.Its in TN an theres a huge maple an hackberry there.
After having concrete driveway done it seems worse too.
What options are there for this issue?
Considering theres a flood warning i can only do so much.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:05 AM   #2
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Trouble with getting to pics screen/manage attatchments for pics
Maybe weather.
Will try later
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To late for the driveway now but.


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Ill watch that .Thanks.
Heres a few pics..
The garden hose to back yard method will slowly drain it but not a longterm solution.
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:40 PM   #5
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The white pipe gets over logged too.at far area in back where land is showing an water ends is where all the roots to maple are .Making it more difficult to direct .
An not much room between concrete an fence where hackberry is at .
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:30 PM   #6
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Alas, I'm not fully getting your description or the photos - it can be difficult to portray large landscaping areas in a few words and photos. If the neighbour has done some grading or landscaping that directs water off their property, you might be able to complain to the municipality because that is generally prohibited. However, if the water coming from another property is simply lay of the land then you would likely have no recourse. If you have a small swale, perhaps you need a bigger one. I'm not sure what the white pipe is trying to do or in which direction. It should handle a fair bit of water.
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To late for the driveway now but.




That stuff is intriguing. It certainly looks weird to see the water disappear like that. I suppose the limitation is that once the ground gets saturated, the water has no where to go. In Ontario they use some type of permeable asphalt on some major highways. I think it has recycled rubber somehow in the mix. It is used as the top layer and the water wicks through to the layer of regular asphalt or concrete below where it runs off to the shoulders.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:25 AM   #8
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I am not understanding the whole layout either, but the short answer is that you need to run the water to a low point.


First you need to find a low area to drain to. The street normally is lower, and has storm sewers to take the water away. The grade your land accordingly, to take the rainwater to the street, or other low area.
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I am not understanding the whole layout either, but the short answer is that you need to run the water to a low point.
Ayuh,..... Lookin' at the 3rd picture, it appears to me that,......

The Dam is at the 2nd fence line, at the fence line,.....
it slows the water causin' the floodin',.....
what flows past the dam, flows down the fence line to the corner by the evergreen tree, which appears higher,....
it appears to rise to the left of that corner, along that fence line,.....

In other words,..... the neighbors are the problem,....
They've built a bowl, 'n yer at the bottom,.....

In yer 2nd picture, how far is it, to the left, to find downhill drainage,..??
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The lay of the land in road goes slightly up hill as you continue past my home the each one so its not the neighbor that did anything ,my back area slightly goes downhill to next yard but with huge maple an this addition -see next line -its more challanging .
A addition,going back in yard was added to my house by someone before me so it kind of causes this .
Ive built the swale an drywells that help but when high it cant get past the huge maple an high roots --ill get pic .---
Back yard goes downhill from front an neighbors yards there..no way to direct to a street.
I may need to retill an regrade so it all goes further back around the maple tree If--an huge if-i can get past all the huge roots that are high.

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You might be able to cut channels through or under a few of the tree roots to let water get by, but not kill the roots. This is to re-establish a downgrade across your back yard.
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