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Old 09-22-2017, 12:03 PM   #16
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Re: Will gravel around house help drainage?


Larry, So you know you are replying to a 6 year old thread and the op probably has his drainage fixed by now or has floated away.

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I know this is an old thread but it's right in line with my problem.

What if I do not want to use rain gutters? I was thinking of doing the same thing as the OP but more to keep soil from eroding from around my foundation. I had put on rain gutters when we first moved in in 2000. They did their job but looked awful, dominating the front of the house. I had to remove them before a new paint job. Now my house looks so much better without the gutters. And I was thinking a barrier with 2" of stone on top, graded away from the foundation, though there isn't much of a grade, would keep the rain from the roof from washing away the soil. I have very little grade around my 1928 home because it was built before the streets and alley were put in. Luckily we don't get too much rain here in Southern California. Very few of the old houses in my neighborhood even have rain gutters.

I'll see about a photo sharing site to post pics if that helps. Unless my idea is no good to begin with.

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Just to add too, I looked into a French drain in front and we don't have enough of a grade to be able to bury it and have it flow. With the gravel idea I'm pretty much counting on the rain water moving from my drip line to the grass in my front yard. If that makes sense.
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With the gravel idea I'm pretty much counting on the rain water moving from my drip line to the grass in my front yard.
Ayuh,.... It'll work,..... But,....
Only if the dirt grade Below the stone is pitched Away 1st,....

The stone might slow the erosion, but won't carry water away,....
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Ayuh,.... It'll work,..... But,....
Only if the dirt grade Below the stone is pitched Away 1st,....

The stone might slow the erosion, but won't carry water away,....
Yeah, it will be pitched and extend out about 40" until it meets my lawn. We have plans later for more landscaping. When we have the money to get a pro in, maybe we can come up with a better solution. I'll be happy if this works for just this winter and spring.
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