Driveway drainage


Old 08-03-09, 03:45 AM
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Driveway drainage

I have just bought a new house that has some driveway drainage issues. The driveway is very steep and in front of the garage is a grated drain that at one end has a pipe that takes the water into the main drainage system. The main issue was the pipe was blocked and rain water was ending up in the garage. Anyway, I have cleared the pipe blockage but from I can see, the blockage occurs because the drainage channel is just mud and it has not been concreted. What would be the best solution to rectify this issue, concrete the bottom of channel or buy a PVC drain channel? The width of the channel is 200mm.
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Old 08-03-09, 07:27 AM
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I would think the best choice is to use material that ensures that the bottom and sides are protected from erosion or collapse.PVC sounds better to me plus a lot easier to do than concreting the drain.
Old 08-04-09, 07:54 PM
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They sell pre-fab concrete curtain drains that are intended to go across a driveway with a steel grate on top. I'd personally go with concrete instead of PVC, especially if cars are driving over it.

If you're creative, you can probably self-concrete a trough, but the pre-fab ones are a whole lot easier.

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