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Serious Erosion Problem beside house w/pics

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Will P.C., Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 966

    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.
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  2. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2011
  3. bmac1996acc

    bmac1996acc LawnSite Member
    from in GA
    Posts: 147

    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.
     
  4. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    I agree, i didn't look very close I'm sure bmac is right.
     
  5. Bogielski

    Bogielski LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    create a flower bed with river rock.
     
  6. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    That would look realy nice!
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  7. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,537

  8. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 651

    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.
     
  9. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 651

    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......
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
  10. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 966

    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.
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