Drainage along a driveway


Old 03-10-15, 08:52 PM
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Drainage along a driveway

New user here, so apologies if this has been covered.

I have standing water in a slight saddle on the edge of my driveway, and I'm wondering whether I should install a French/trench drain there. The saddle is about 8' off the street, and 15' from the garage - it's not a threat to the garage, more of an annoyance. If I can figure out how to post a photo to the thread I will.

I'd like to move the water away from the driveway, and toward a small creek about 50' from the house. Possibly a small square drain at the collection point, that filters through gravel into a pipe that empties into the yard? Or should I run a drain along the entire length of the driveway?
Old 03-11-15, 05:36 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

pics would help - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

Since water always follows the path of the least resistance you need to figure out where it wants to go and what it will take to make it go where you want it to.

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