I have a question regarding the side yard that we have. It is draining towards the house and obviously that is NOT good! We had a few companies come out and give us an estimate, and its crazy how much they want to charge us for this project! I looked into it and figured I could do it for a lot less.
So this is what I wanted to do. Put in a French Drain. I have pictures that is current and a hand drawn estimate of what I want it to look like.
I want to put in a pipe that is perforated (with a sock over it) right underneath the gutters that go along the side of the house. On top of (and a little underneath) utilizing River Bed rocks (one inch length). I was thinking about connecting the downspouts to go down and into the pipe as well. This way I can have the water going away from the house in 2 directions, 1 just going away, and the other on a little slope to the backyard. So from the house to the pipe itself, dig a few inches down, place black plastic towards the pipe, and then have the pipe there. (which will be about 2 feet down) Underneath the pipe place a few stones and then cover the pipe with stones and continue having a few more inches out of stone (up to another foot or so). As I said before, having the downspouts connected to the drain should help keep unwanted water away as well.
So am I missing anything? Or does this sound do-able? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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