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Old 05-13-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Landscaping yard but what to do with neighbour?


I am landscaping my yard properly with a hired professional. When he looked at my yard he mentioned that my neighbours house and land is set a bit higher than mine.

What I need to install is something that will take the water that will meet between our 2 properties and channel it to the front sidewalk which is 50 feet away. It is about 60 feet to the back alley and we have a 6' fence between us.

Is there something I can install that will take the water away between our 2 properties...our houses are about 10 feet away from each other.
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:11 AM   #2
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If his is so much higher that you expect large amounts of water you can either contour the land to create a swale which will temporarily hold the water until it soaks in or if too much for that you can use the swale as a pathway to divert the water to someplace else or if neither idea sounds great you can install a French drain and pipe the water wherever you want.
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I would go with a French drain.I would have thought the landscaper would have some ideas.
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I forgot to mention that we both dont have weeping tile around our houses, and both have flooded in the past...
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I vote FRENCH DRAIN.

If your landscaper did not think of this , what kind of professional are they?


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I forgot to mention that we both dont have weeping tile around our houses, and both have flooded in the past...
Ayuh,.... Water flows downhill,...

Put a continuously droppin' swale along the fence line to the lower end, or ends of the lots,....
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