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Drainage advice, gravel driveway

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by sean oc, 2 Jan 2019.

  1. sean oc

    sean oc

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    Morning and a good new-year to you all

    Anyone able to advise,

    I an get some pics if it helps

    My driveway at the moment is MOT/Crusher run and with a slight decline to the road/driveway exist. I live in an area where the ground is very clayish so water draining isn't great anyway but when we have heavy rain

    the water pools at the end of the drive and sits around my wooden gates posts which isn't going to end well. It pools where the crusher meets the tarmac footpath

    My plan was to gravel over crusher but i don't want to with the draining issue just yet, am i bet adding a channel drain at entrance to drive and dig a soak away in somewhere on my path for the water to drain better? or i am best digging in some type of french
    drain with some pipes leading to a soak away somewhere in my drive.

    Thanks
     
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  3. StephenOak

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    I'm not an expert but I would have thought that the first step would be to dig one or more trial pits to see where you can place a soakaway / how deep it would need to be.
     
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