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Old 10-01-2018, 09:52 AM   #1
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New Concrete Patio - Edge Draining?


My new patio was finally poured last week and looks great. It is properly sloped away from the house for drainage, but I'm wondering if this is going to cause a swamp issue down the road as about 400 square feet that was previously dirt/grass is now going to be draining to an edge about 35' long.


I have not quite figured out what I am doing in terms of landscaping - right now the yard is all dirt. That will probably wait until spring at this point, but I'm wondering if I should (or even can) put in some drainage along the edge to disperse the water across more of the yard.



I am in SE Michigan. My soil is very sandy and drains quite quickly. Would a border of rocks/gravel be a good idea to allow water to drain down faster? Perforated pipe to a dry well?


Any advice to eliminate a problem before it happens is appreciated.
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but I'm wondering if this is going to cause a swamp issue down the road as about 400 square feet that was previously dirt/grass is now going to be draining to an edge about 35' long.


I have not quite figured out what I am doing in terms of landscaping - right now the yard is all dirt. That will probably wait until spring at this point,
Ayuh,..... So long as the grade along the 35' pitches Away from the house,.....

I wouldn't worry 'bout it,.....

Maybe scatter some contractor quik-green grass seed 'round the area,.....
It'll be grass before winter freeze up,.....
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