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  1. General DIY Discussions
    The side of my house is along a helpful grade, and I've been using gravity with an above-ground pipe to shuttle the gutter water away from a particularly high-producing roof gutter. Without it, water leaks into the basement big-time. With it, the basement is dry as a bone. My plan is to move...
  2. Plumbing
    Hi I am going to be installing a outdoor sink. Drywells are not allowed. Luckily where I will install it, behind the four foundation concrete wall is my basement laundry room where also my kitchen drainage slopes before going into main drain. At first glance seems pretty easy. I figured I'd run...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am wondering if anyone might have some suggestions on solving this drainage issue with our vinyl deck. We used to have 2 separate decks but upon rebuild we have them joined with a narrow walkway. There was previously a downspout where the new walkway currently is. Initially, we were going to...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am so glad we did not pay more than our discounted offer on this 1960's era rambler. For a DIY'er, I am always just one day away from the next horrifying/baffling 'revelation'. ("WTF??!!") Case in point : this house was beset with unattended water ingress problems when we arrived. The patio...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi There, I would like to build a paver patio next to the pond, about 7'x10'. I would leave a foot or so along the back for plants, mulch, and runoff. My concerns before committing are: 1) It is at the low point of my sloping yard (probably drops 1 ft. for every 10 ft. or so). 2) The cinder...
  6. Plumbing
    Hello, I have recently built an outdoor shower on the back of my house. My next step is a drainage system. I have heard various methods and warnings. Can I simply dig a few feet down from where the water will land and fill with gravel to dispurse the water from pooling? Or should I go further...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, first post here. I'm a new homeowner with a new construction home and bare yard, designing my own landscape. I plan to help keep water away from the foundation with underground pipes and pop up emitters (the builder already did a couple by the front porch when pouring the concrete). My...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm looking for any ideas or thoughts on improving the set up of my downspout and drainage off the front of house. Current set up is downspout goes straight into an old drainage pipe where water runs onto driveway about 5 ft away from garage door (near front car tire in pics). There is almost no...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Sorry for the long winded post, any insight is appreciated: I discovered a pit 3' in diameter and 7' deep (dry well?) in my back yard. This was discovered because I had roofers replace my roof and they set the dumpster on my back patio/concrete slab. The concrete slab cracked and that is what...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    When my house was painted by the previous owner, they didn't fix this problem area with the flashing above the front porch (although the seller did give me some money to fix it). I will probably repair it myself, but wanted to show the problem in case there is some good advice on how to proceed...
  11. Plumbing
    I'm looking to change up my sump pump discharge, from just shooting out of the foundation, to coming out of the foundation(1 1/2" PVC), to a 90 degree, and affixing a length of PVC to the foundation, at a downward angle to carry it away from the basement. The question is: I'm in Maine...so I'm...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, I just found this site searching around for info about an issue I have with drainage on the property. There is a cottage in the back with a dry well behind it for the purpose of draining water away from the cottage, 30' behind the cottage is the back of the lot. I am planning on building...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello all. I am hoping for some help identifying this issue: imgur.com/a/mQXxs9C There is a small void running around the corner of the house a down a hill right where to gutters end. We have long assumed it was erosion but some small holes in the soil seem to have grown this year. We have...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I've been getting a lot of water from my neighbor's yard for years. Recently I dug a ditch\terrace near the property line. My plan now is to put some kind of gravel in the ditch and then cover it with mulch. I was wondering if I should use pea gravel, 3/4" gravel or something else? Also...
  15. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I put in the short (max 3') but long (22') along my house. See pictures (if you click on them it rotates them properly). Since installing, I've been getting a small amount of water in my basement during heavy rains. I'm wondering a couple things: 1) should I still a perforated drainage pipe...
  16. Plumbing
    Good day all, I will be installing a french drain along with some ground-level drains to get rid of water in the ground as well as surface water during a bad rainfall. I will be using 4" pvc perforated pipe at a slope angle of 1-2 degrees. I will be digging a trench, laying down a few inches of...
  17. Plumbing
    Hot Water Heater: T&P Valve Drain Connected to Cold Water Intake AO Smith Model ECS50-210 I am a new home owner, trying to learn about the appliances in my home, and their basic ins-and-outs. I know why the T&P Valve is connected, and how it works, generally speaking, but there is a bypass on...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, First post here, so hopefully I'm covering all the bases. We are in the process of building a french drain in our crawlspace, as we've had issues with water pooling in several locations. We have it designed for the most part, with one exception. We are not sure how to build the...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey Y'all, I'm really hoping someone can help me here. I have ~5 acres of land with 4 small "drainage ponds" on it. What I'd like to do is set up one gas-powered water pump with a PVC valve manifold intended to choose which pond I'd like to drain (one at time or a combination of them). I can't...
  20. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm an owner builder who grew up building houses with my dad. I recently purchased a long-term investment property in Los Angeles and am in the home stretch of a 3 month project. It's done a pretty good job of reminding me how little I know. The house was originally purchased with a 15x30...
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