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Advice on what kind of drain to use: garage door in basement

Advice on what kind of drain to use: garage door in basement

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Old 03-28-20, 04:46 PM
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Advice on what kind of drain to use: garage door in basement

I am helping a family member finally add a drain to a basement garage door area. It's on a slope and gets the rainwater from two gutters, the discharge from the sump pump, and also drainage from another slope that I'm standing on to take the attached photo. As you can see, it gets lots of water. I am thinking some kind of channel drain, but not sure how big of a concrete box to make and if a channel drain is the best option. To the right is an easy slope to take advantage of down a hill. Thanks for any tips.
 
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Old 03-28-20, 04:59 PM
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Garage door below grade

Is there pavement going down to the door?
 
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Old 03-28-20, 07:59 PM
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First thought would be a channel drain for the driveway, and a second drain for the gutter and sump pump. Pipe them separately at first so one can't back-up the other.

Do you have somewhere good to drain it out to?
 
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Old 03-29-20, 07:21 AM
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No, it's grass/gravel. Ideally I would like to put pavers down. This door doesn't get a lot of use with cars/trucks, it's mostly for access and putting large things in the basement every now and then
 
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As far as the two drains, I will keep that in mind. There is definitely a good place for the water to drain to, the house is on a hill, so to the right of the photo is a hill that just needs to be taken advantage of more. How does attached plan look for the gutters/sump drain?
 
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