Drainage - Spring in Yard

Old 02-11-08, 08:26 PM
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Drainage - Spring in Yard

I have a spring that has recently surfaced in the front corner of my front yard. I have dug down about 6" to uncover the point where the water comes out of the ground. I want to divert the water down the side of my house into a creek in the rear. Fortunately, the location of the spring is on the highest part of my property. I believe I can put in a french drain to accomplish the purpose. My question is do I need to put in a plastic collection box of some sort to then attach the pvc piping?
Old 02-12-08, 06:08 PM
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I had that same problem in my yard, an old timer came by to help me and suggested a dry well with pvc coming out, in other words, dig a good size hole, fill with small rocks and have PVC pipe coming out of it, It worked perfect !!
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Do not use the same perforated pipe that is used for a french drain - use a solid pipe to carry the water.


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