Advice on yard drainage plan.

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Old 01-12-16, 04:04 AM
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Advice on yard drainage plan.

Installed some gutters, but had a few problems... so now i need to reposition them, and deal with the runoff issues.

I've been reading up on methods to deal with standing water, and am trying to decide if i want to use a catch basin and/or dry well, or just run a pipe all the way out to a large drainage ditch out back.

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Here is a short video that shows the entire situation. The trench in the front yard is a temporary one i had dug to route the gutter runoff into a drainage ditch in the front yard... i'm probably going to cover it up.

I am going to move the gutter downspout all the way to the left, where the yellow stepladder is. That is a really low spot, and you can see a bunch more water on the back corner of the house which floods that area.

TURN YOUR SPEAKERS DOWN BEFORE YOU CLICK THE VIDEO, BECAUSE I THINK ITS KIND OF LOUD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNdR...m-upload_owner


Here are a couple of rough diagrams where i screen-capped the side of the house where the downspout will be located, and the two options i am considering. Assuming either of these plans will work, i guess the question right now is whether i want to run the pipe out ~60ft and put in a dry well with gravel, or just make it a straight ~150ft run out to the drainage ditch with no gravel.

http://i.imgur.com/yhMjWIf.png

http://i.imgur.com/71jiojU.jpg

Thanks for any help!
 
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The most that you'll be able to do with gutters, downspouts & dry wells is keep the water away from the house. The rest of the property has too many low spots that would require many major work.

I am going to move the gutter downspout all the way to the left, where the yellow stepladder is.
Use 2 downspouts. Run a flex pipe in that trench with #8 gravel.
 
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What part of Florida are you located in? Most of the state has very sandy soils that drain very well but obviously you are not in one of them. I couldn't get your pictures to open, only the video but it certainly looks like you have a very large area of surface water. You're probably going to be much better off draining it to the drainage ditch in the front of your house and getting rid of it. Installing a few catch basins piped to that ditch in a little regrading so all the water is directed towards the catch basins looks like your best bet.
 
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Ok thanks guys. I should have added that the only thing i am trying to do is get water away from the house, because it floods the carport and crawl space in heavy rains. I grew up next to this house, and it's been this way as long as i can remember, but im trying to do something about it now because it is rotting out the wood supports in the carport.

Sounds like it might be best to forget about gravel and dry wells, and just send it all out to the drainage ditch.

Thanks again.
 
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Also, i uploaded the pictures to another site in case you can open them there pulpo.

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I didn't have a problem with the video or the pics. As I said, install 2 downspouts & run some flex pipe to a dry well. The only other thing that can be done is to change the pitch, of the ground.
 
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oops, i meant to say msradell.
 
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Do we look that much alike?
 
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