drainage on side of house


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Old 05-15-12, 08:38 AM
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drainage on side of house

Hello all,

We moved into our house about two years ago, which was after the problem started.

Basically there's about 10-15 of space between our house and the neighbor. Both houses have downspouts facing towards one another and there is a bit of a downslope (walk out basements! yay!). However, at some point in time a large trench began developing to the point where its about two feet at its widest and about a foot deep.

I was planning on burying some pipe (pvc? corrugated plastic?) and having it empty out after the hill but I'm wondering how best to do this.

Should I attach the pipe directly to my downspout and have it all buried or install a grate on the surface and have our downspout extenders point to it? If I go with the corrugated plastic should it be perforated? Do I put down landscaping fabric and/or rocks?

Unfortunately, I don't currently have a neighbor so I'm on my own. They moved out a few months ago and the house is still vacant. But this trench has been sitting this way for too long and I can't even mow the lawn on that side of the house very well. With a baby coming this summer it finally pushed me to do something about it.

The attached picture shows the trench from the top of the slope. after I put some fill dirt on the top temporarily (and likely foolishly).

Suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

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Old 05-16-12, 04:58 AM
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Personally, I like the connected/buried pipe work. It removes the maintenance headake of a grate (leaves and what not).
The downside to this is that only solves part of the problem. With the house beside being vacant, You are stuck contending with their water and would be no further ahead.

If the water from the next door house is damaging your property, you could look into requesting it be fixed. That could be a pain however. Are they still maintaining the property, or has it been totally left alone?
 
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Old 05-16-12, 05:29 PM
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Other than grass cutting its completely left alone. I guess I could put a splitter and cap it if whoever buys it wants to join up.

For the buried route, would I need to put a layer of rock down? Any preference for solid vs perforated?
 
 

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