BAD DRAINAGE EXAMPLES
Gutter pipe allows water to sit next to foundation.
Splashboard still close to foundation
Water still undermines soil.
Water drains onto pathway
Water drains onto pathway and next to home
Water flows back towards home.
Water causes settling
These are usually clogged or do not go deep into ground
Source of basement leak
Needs to be 10 ft away from home
Source of foundation leak and cracking
Splash boards still allow water to sit next to home
Downspout next to home being connect to a dry well.
Drywells are a minimum of 10 ft from home.
Pipes usually run through the yard area.
Drywells are filled with gravel on the bottom and wrapped with filter fabric
Another drywell 10 ft from home.
Drywell being backfilled with dirt.
Grass is put back into place after excavation.
Another pipe trench
Some pipes are angled or go under the sidewalk.
View of the gutter connection
Another gutter connection
Pipe angled and then straight to drywell hole.
View of entire connection
Another long view
Drywell hole before filled with fabric and gravel.
Gravel filled at bottom of hole.
Finished product, all excavation backfilled.