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Old 05-17-2012, 12:16 AM
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so big enough to handle 4" over the SF that you have draining to it? 4" in 4 hours is a lot more than 4" over 24 hours, guess thats where the variable soils come in to play too
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:01 PM
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It's just 4"s. No time frame. That dictates the size or volume of the drywell.
So, in other words, if you had a 1,000 sq ft patio then you would need a drywell of at least 334 sq ft. which would be one 4' tall x 8' diameter precast drywell.
Its obviously less if you were taking the runoff from an area other then a roof or paved surface.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by DVS Hardscaper View Post
You do not fix standing water issues with "sand" and "gravel". Oh my heavens.

Water issues are remedied:
1) proper grading. Sloping the ground accordingly to ensure positive run-off.
2) drywells. And perforated flexible drain tubing
3) drain boxes such as Duraslope

I'm on a jobsite lookin at your pic on a 2x3.5" screen. I'll take a look again tonight on another computer and will advise intelligently.

Also need more info from you. the pics are of the sideyard. Are you putting the pato on the side? How bout pics of where the patio is to go? Along with pics of the lowest point of the yard? Is the front lower than the back?? Where does the water go now? Please elaborate. Also, we're all busy, it's hard to sit here and envision your overall plans and site. The More pics and details - the better feedback you'll receive


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This is the backyard. We plan to remove the landscape timbers and mulch and put the pavers right up to the house, the full length of the back of the house and then out to the fence (leaving about 18-24" of space to the fence for landscaping). The lowest point is probably right in the middle where the puddle is and then the plan is to drain it from the far end of the pic back towards the close end of the pic and then down a little slope towards a creek....
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:26 AM
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I usually don't get home until after 5:30pm...what company are you with?
I'm with Two Brothers Yard Care if your still interested give me a call we can set up a meeting, I have some ideas that could work out and be a lot better.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:51 AM
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I usually don't get home until after 5:30pm...what company are you with?

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