Perforated Piping for Drain Leading Gutter Water to Dry Well?


Old 01-21-16, 10:09 PM
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Perforated Piping for Drain Leading Gutter Water to Dry Well?


I need advice building a storm drain system. I'm going to dig a trench and run PVC alongside of a long exterior wall where three downspouts deposit water at different points. I will connect those downspouts to the buried piping which will lead to a dry well away from the house. My question is this: if I'm afraid of non-downspout water (so, just rainfall) pooling on the surface in the same area, would it make sense to make that piping perforated and backfill with gravel in order to make a French drain? Or would that defeat the purpose of having the pipes serve as a channel to the dry well for the downspout water (would it exit through the perforations rather than continue to the dry well)?
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Old 01-22-16, 06:01 AM
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I'd be running two different pipes, one for the gutter (solid pipe) and another one for the french drain (perforated).
Old 01-22-16, 07:42 AM
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I agree with Joe, one solid and one perforated pipe is the only proper method.
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