How can I drain water away from my sidewalk? - Knowledgebase Question

North Tonawanda, Ne
Question by myrondannis
March 20, 2009
I have low spots in my lawn that results in water pooling onto my sidewalk near my side porch entrance.It is often wet and dirty.how can i drain this water awy without use of a pump?


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Answer from NGA
March 20, 2009

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To move standing water out of a low lying area in your yard, a ?curtain drain? works well. A curtain drain is a shallow trench dug to collect water from low lying areas and run it away via a perforated drain pipe surrounded by stone and covered by filter cloth.

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