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Will P.C.
04-18-2011, 02:58 PM
I have an area on the side of my house that has a erosion problem. I have no idea about erosion control and am stumped on what to do.

The last pic has a drainage pipe buried under the soil to preventing water going under the deck. I know I need to build the 'hump' over this pipe.

I have attached some pics so I could get some suggestions on what to do.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TayILovrRCI/AAAAAAAADrQ/QmP7O9IEBc0/s640/DSCF2545.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TayIMaBBLmI/AAAAAAAADrU/f0FAT16micw/s640/DSCF2546.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TayINxrVlmI/AAAAAAAADrc/pBYxpzlS6T4/s640/DSCF2548.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TayIOTtA-5I/AAAAAAAADrg/hgI1ptSxDaQ/s640/DSCF2549.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TayIPhG2zzI/AAAAAAAADro/9IhNlCDC6J4/s640/DSCF2551.jpg

Fordsuvparts
04-18-2011, 08:32 PM
Give us a large picture form the lower end looking up at the whole area. Then we can try and steer you in the right direction.

For starters you need to pipe that downspout in, you should be able to tie into the pipe that is already there.

bmac1996acc
04-18-2011, 08:43 PM
That pipe in the lower picture looks like it's part of the french drain keeping your basement dry by draining water from around the basement walls and under your basement slab. Personally I wouldn't tie the downspout in with the french drain. If the line ever clogged up downstream from where they were tied together, the water from the downspout would pour into the french drain system saturating the ground around your foundation walls and under the basement slab.

Fordsuvparts
04-18-2011, 08:52 PM
I agree, i didn't look very close I'm sure bmac is right.

Bogielski
04-19-2011, 12:01 AM
create a flower bed with river rock.

ajslands
04-19-2011, 12:05 AM
create a flower bed with river rock.

That would look realy nice!
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vencops
04-19-2011, 12:16 AM
You need to pipe that downspout away from the stairs. It'll end your issue.

These things work great.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100153624/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

Get Some...
04-19-2011, 06:17 AM
That pipe in the lower picture looks like it's part of the french drain keeping your basement dry by draining water from around the basement walls and under your basement slab. Personally I wouldn't tie the downspout in with the french drain. If the line ever clogged up downstream from where they were tied together, the water from the downspout would pour into the french drain system saturating the ground around your foundation walls and under the basement slab.

X2.

The exterior of a foundation wall has a perforated drain pipe and that is covered in clean gravel, this allows all water to escape.
Keeps pressure off the foundation wall's.

Get Some...
04-19-2011, 06:20 AM
Pipe the downspout with pvc pipe, it will last forever.........
Daylight the end of the pipe and use some decorative rock's on the side's and one on top to blend it into the grade.
One flat fock under the open end of the pipe to stop erosion...


The pop up drain's that vencops posted a link to also work well, be sure to place it in a bed of CLEAN gravel so the weephole will work well.
Otherwise water will stand in the end of the pipe and freeze......

Will P.C.
04-23-2011, 03:02 PM
Here is some more pics. Should I fill in the ditches with dirt, sand, gravel, pebbles, etc.

Any more suggestions about drainage is greatly appreciated.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TbMhZNcG0CI/AAAAAAAADs0/MVDshR6gQyY/s640/DSCF2564.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TbMhZtBJg7I/AAAAAAAADs4/E9yvv7zaX14/s640/DSCF2565.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TbMhaA0y76I/AAAAAAAADs8/DM074upVWlE/s640/DSCF2566.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TbMhaRcQwRI/AAAAAAAADtA/wJvVnj89cPQ/s640/DSCF2567.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_3iljZ9gwv8c/TbMha3lg6tI/AAAAAAAADtI/wpWiDLXbCgg/s640/DSCF2568.jpg

Stillwater
04-27-2011, 03:00 AM
Where did you get that tool laying next to your hose reel in the last picture, the loam/compost leveling rake, been looking for one

MOW ED
04-27-2011, 10:00 AM
Run the gutter down that concrete retaining wall toward the downhill side and then run it into rock near those deckposts. If it is possible I would run it underground where the wall ends into perforated pipe down to the property line if the slope is right but I can't tell from those pictures.

lawnpropm
05-01-2011, 01:32 AM
I would pipe that gutter 10-15 feet away from the house into the yard. Here is something similar to what we used on a few installs last year. www.egutter.com/GUTTER-GUARDS-AND-LEAF-GUARDS/Downspout-Accessories-Strainers-Rain-Drain-Flex-Spouts/New-Drain-Box.
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Will P.C.
05-01-2011, 02:49 AM
Where did you get that tool laying next to your hose reel in the last picture, the loam/compost leveling rake, been looking for one

This is the golf courses that I have had for about 2 years now. I strongly recommend this tool is you are topdressing with sand/compost. It really works well.

After doing some investigation, the black pipe at the bottom of the hill is tied into the first gutter (not seen in pics, but closer to the top of hill). Its buried underground.

I am planning on doing the same with this gutter. I had a friend stop by and he recommended this.


I don't have a problem with standing water or soggy grass after rains. The builders did a good job as far as water draining out of my backyard.

KINGMADE
05-01-2011, 03:17 AM
This would do the trick. anyone tried these? I have one customer that uses one and I do not see any erosion problems whatsoever. http://www.rainguardusa.com/

Will P.C.
05-01-2011, 02:49 PM
This would do the trick. anyone tried these? I have one customer that uses one and I do not see any erosion problems whatsoever. http://www.rainguardusa.com/

This would probably work for me as well. The only think I am concerend with is durability. It looks like something that would need seasonal changing. I could be wrong though. The plus side is they are fairly inexpensive.