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grasssin
05-25-2006, 05:16 PM
Anyone have a good book or online source that covers residential drainage issues?

Thanks-

Edgewater
05-25-2006, 07:42 PM
That would be a short book.

chpt 1 soil.
Clay = no or very slow water flow.
Loam = good absorbtion, fast drying

Chpt 2 grading
*** away from the house***
not towards a near by house. If there is no resonable way to get a grade for runoff, look at other methods.

Chpt 3 other methods.
Dry well.... dig a big hole, line with geotex, fill with 3/4 clean stone to 6inches below grass. Wrap geotex over tp and finish with soil and sod. Creates a place for large volumes of water to go, and later be absorbed by soil. They are great for downspouts, perf. pipe or areas that collect pools of water.

Chpt 4 tools.
Laser level is great
shovel
mini-x if you are doing lots


THE END

Travel'n Trees
05-26-2006, 04:27 AM
Don't forget water goes down hill.

Dreams To Designs
05-26-2006, 06:42 AM
Contact NDS, they have a complete training program and information available. http://www.ndspro.com/
Colin Fein is the rep and has been a great help to me and offered his assistance for classes at one of the colleges with landscape programs.

Kirk

gqnine44
05-28-2006, 11:32 AM
Contact NDS, they have a complete training program and information available. http://www.ndspro.com/
Colin Fein is the rep and has been a great help to me and offered his assistance for classes at one of the colleges with landscape programs.

Kirk


How do you buy from NDS? It doesnt look like you can order a catalog or anything.

Where else is good to by commercial grade drainage?

Dreams To Designs
05-28-2006, 06:54 PM
NDS is a manufacturer. They sell through many different outlets. Landscape supplies, like John Deere Landscapes, http://www.johndeerelandscapes.com/storelocator/BullseyePro/search.asp
irrigation suppliers, like Aquarius irrigation, http://www.aquariusirrigation.com/
or local hardware stores that sell construction supplies. There are quite a few manufacturers of drainage products, but knowing what to do with it, is a science.

Kirk

drmiller100
05-29-2006, 02:43 AM
water goes downhill unless you pump it.

it doesn't matter what teh engineer says. it doesn't matter what someone wishes.

them's teh facts.

if you don't want water in your house, make somewhere else downhill, or dig a hole and put a pump in.

grasssin
05-30-2006, 10:23 AM
Edge water-

Thank you for your very informative advice-

I knew I was doing something wrong when I placed the drainage pipe up hill, I thought the weight of the water would act like a pump and push itself up....

Who knew water flowed down hill?


Dreams- thanks for your help

Mike33
05-30-2006, 09:19 PM
Whay are you trying to do? The word drainage covers a large area.
Mike