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Drainage in existing driveway

Discussion in 'Building' started by fattony, 5 Nov 2020.

  1. fattony

    fattony

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    Hi

    I have a detached house and the drive slopes down towards the garage with no drainage in front of the garage, the water runs down the drive into the path to the side of the garage.

    so I want to put a Aco drain in front of the garage but not sure where I can run the water to, there isn’t any kind of drainage I could run it into, just wondered if anyone has any advice as to where rain water is diverted to from a drive, soak away maybe?
     
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  3. KenGMac

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    fattony, good evening.

    Your drainage device, Aco is a good idea.

    Do you know what type of soil you have? Loam or sand, or clay??? the soak away will work but not in some type of soils, for example, up here [Scotland] we have a lot of so called "Boulder Clay" it will NOT absorb water.

    There is I believe a regulation in England as to the distance a Soak away has to be from your home.

    It sounds as if your rear garden is on a downward slope, this could assist in getting an underground drain pipe to a soak away?

    As an aside??? if you have a water ponding problem or saturated ground down the side of the Garage?? a French drain incorporating the Aco drain underground pipe will assist in draining this area.

    Ken.
     
  4. fattony

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    Mmm, yes reading into it I believe the soak away must by 5m from the house.

    fitting an Aco and running a drain off down the side of the house isn’t the worst idea to be honest, but if work but doable

    thanks
     
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