sloped backyard - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bnerussell
July 1, 2010
Our fenced backyard slopes down away from the house.Complaints about flooding neighbors

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
Sounds like some surface runoff is a problem for you and your neighbors. If you have the room you should try and capture this runoff and divert it. You can build a small swale / channel at the top of the slope that would capture much of the water. Beneath this swale you can dig out a trench and install a perforated (black) flexible pipe system surrounded by gravel base material. The water will flow into the swale and infiltrate quickly through the soil and then into the perforated flexible pipe system. If you have additional room, install a small area drain at either end of your swale to capture any excess runoff and allow the flex pipe to connect to. You can purchase all these items at one of our stores. Hope this helps and good luck!

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