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Driveway not draining properly

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by molko, 10 Sep 2012.

  1. molko

    molko

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    Hi

    We have a drainage problem at my house, basically the front drive which is gravelled floods to a depth which is of some concern (4-5 inches of water).

    One of the reasons is becuase the guttering downpipe justs goes straight onto the drive - there is no drain. However the other side of the drive there is a drain which is the exit pipe from the kitchen/dishwasher.

    I'm wondering what my options are, can I take pipe from the guttering downpipe across the drive and into the the other drain.

    FYI The house is a self build (not me ) we have a septic tank

    Also how much would i expect to pay for someone to do the above ? Any recommdations for firms/people in Preston.


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  2. Nige F

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    Then you`ll need to have a soakaway for the rainwater :cry: I`m guessing a septic tank would be overloaded with the rainwater . But a specialist septic/cesspool engineer might have a different view :confused:
     
  3. D1manutd

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    dig down metre by metre fill with pea gravel Bingo,thats a rough guide but get the pitchure :rolleyes:
     
  4. ^woody^

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    If a gravel drive is not letting water soak through, then the ground may not be very permeable (eg clay), so a basic soakaway may not work.

    You'll need to determine the type of soil before devising a solution.

    You may need sub-surface permeable pipes leading to a drain or soakaway some distance from the house and drive

    You need quotes from someone who knows what they are doing, not a passing builder
     
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