landscape drainage


Old 02-23-03, 08:52 AM
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Question landscape drainage

I just bought a small house on a small lot in North Texas. The lot east of mine is uphill and separated from my lot by about a 3 foot tall retaining wall built of railroad ties. My lot is similarly situatred east of the lot to the west of me. I've discovered (after 3 days of rain) that there is standing water across the east side of the lot (about 4-6 inches deep and about 6 feet wide). The house faces north in a residential neighborhood and is 10 years old. I'm researching ways to divert this water so that there will be no standing water. The yard (front and back) has a 7 zone underground sprinkler system, but I don't know where the heads are yet (just moved in). I'd like to avoid using a contractor because all my financial resources went to buy the property!
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Old 02-23-03, 06:37 PM
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It there is somewhere to send the water, you could install a drain line at the base of the wall to divert the water. It might not have to be much more than a shallow trench, if it would run downhill to a catch basin.

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