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Old 11-29-2018, 10:21 AM   #1
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How to alleviate spot flooding?


In the middle of a couple days worth of rain and noticed that the water tends to flood in this one spot. I just did some work in the garage to level the slab and im realizing now what caused it to sink in the fist place.

Im due for a new driveway but the landscaping was just redone. Would having a new driveway installed with a proper slope improve my situation? Im hoping to avoid some flooding into my garage....

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The area to the right of the garage door will need to be included in the drainage plan and a berm wall from the building corner with drain pipes in the wall near the top of the wall for any area to the right of that which may not be included in the drainage plan.
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sump pump - like in a basement.
will keep it dry until you can do the corrective landscaping.

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Im due for a new driveway but
Ayuh,....... Which way is "Downhill" in yer picture,..??

What's just outa the frame, left, 'n right,..??

The driveway needs to be Lowered, in the downhill direction, to increase pitch, which increases flow Away from the garage,.....
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sump pump - like in a basement.
will keep it dry until you can do the corrective landscaping.

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Ended up getting a cheap pump from harbor freight, had to clean it out a couple time due to sand but it got the job done.
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Reviewing the bidding:
A. Re-regrade the lawn to the right to let water drain downhill away from the house.
B. Tear up the driveway, don't just add a layer of asphalt. Grade the bed down away from the house so paving maintains that downhill..
C. Install a nonporous sided pit with surface grill opening and permanent sump pump to catch the water that would otherwise pond up as seen in your picture.
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