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Old 09-09-2012, 11:37 PM
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drainage help

The home I'm working on has lot of room to work with. As for the small lots down spouts are the majority of the problem. But I guess they can get a plumer to tie in to the sewer.
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drainage help

You guys have been super helpful. Thank I'll post later as things happen
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:34 PM
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I ran the sub spoiler the other day. There had to 3 layer of compaction. One was clay top soil. The second was clay and gravel. The third looked some what sandy. Rain is on the way this week let se what happens. Just an FYI we've been dry for six days and it's still wet as hell. In the future I'll top dress with sand after aerating.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:47 PM
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Even using a ripper the compaction layers will eventually come back.

Another simple method is using an auger and going down about 3' and then back-filling with either good soil or sand. Then you've got places for the water to penetrate.

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I ran the sub spoiler the other day. There had to 3 layer of compaction. One was clay top soil. The second was clay and gravel. The third looked some what sandy. Rain is on the way this week let se what happens. Just an FYI we've been dry for six days and it's still wet as hell. In the future I'll top dress with sand after aerating.
if this was my job i would eliminate the possibility of a leak.

take note that your customer may not be the source of a leak, neighboring properties may be the culpret.

purveyors lines leak too
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Customers whole back lawn about 10-15 sqft is water logged. The irrigation guys came in and nothing is leaking and system is a okay. The lot is the highest on the block. on top of a hill you could say. I'm thinking clay or compacted subsoil. Any Ideas.

Also can you put in 3-4 inch pipe with a trencher? If so what models.
The subsoil?

Could be compaction in the top millimeters sometimes.

Portland drainage

Also, along the lines of surface compaction related to drainage, I don't think most homeowners or lawn services aerate at the right time of year, or enough. Many services try to do it to serve themselves to make money, not to serve the soil. That's the case if they aerate when soil is so soft that walking and mowing easily close the holes again.

When the soil is firm enough, I think it should be done twice over ... maybe more.
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