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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grasssin, May 25, 2006.
Anyone have a good book or online source that covers residential drainage issues?
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
mini-x if you are doing lots
Don't forget water goes down hill.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
Whay are you trying to do? The word drainage covers a large area.