Ideas for drainage issue

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Puckdropper23, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Puckdropper23

    Puckdropper23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    A customer who is getting a great deal of runoff from his neighbor's property. The property line is divided by 4' ledgestone drystack wall. Whenever it rains, the water pours over the wall in all directions and into a large flower bed thus creating a huge mess.
    Any ideas on how to effectively fix this issue? Is a dry well the answer? Thanks for your help.
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Pics would help.

    All depends on the situation. First I would check your local building codes, as around here, the runoff from your property isn't supposed to go into the neighbors lawn.

    Is there any slope to the property? Can you put in a drain tile?
  3. silverado212

    silverado212 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    Definetly check local codes. Possibly you could put a channel well at the top of the wall, before the wall. Then drain pipe it to the end of the wall away from the bed area.
  4. dtriv89

    dtriv89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    It sounds like the other home is in violation of the code, I'm not sure about in your area but it sure would be here.

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