Driveway Floods

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by BuddyLove_123@yahoo.co.uk, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Need some advise with my driveway flooding when there is heavy pour of
    rain. The roadside gulley blocks which causes the rain water to flow
    into my driveway. My driveway slops down which means its very easy for
    the water to flow in. I've installed a drain that goes across my house
    and collects the water which then goes into two rain gulleys (one
    which is directed to the main rain gulley on the road, the other that
    is directly to the sewage) when the roadside gully is blocked the rain
    gulley is blocked as well but the gulley linked to the sewage gets
    blocks on top with leafs etc which stops it collecting any water. My
    driveway is bricked so there is no way it can suck the water down to
    the earth (bad design by myself because I put a plastic underneath).
    I've got a picture showing the blockage.

    I've spoken to the water company and they said the pipes are bigger
    enough to take the water but due to heavy rain they can't do anything.
    So the only solution I can think is to raise my driveway and also make
    sure the water on the driveway can sink to the earth. I was first
    think of putting a ramp which is about 15 cm high (similar to ramps
    which are at schools) which would stop the water entering my property,
    this would test the flood. If it worked then I could raise my driveway
    so the ramp would not be obvious. What do you think?
     
    , Sep 14, 2008
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  2. dpb Guest

    wrote:
    > Need some advise with my driveway flooding when there is heavy pour of
    > rain. The roadside gulley blocks which causes the rain water to flow
    > into my driveway. My driveway slops down which means its very easy for
    > the water to flow in. ...


    Had same geometry in TN on hillside.

    Regrade the driveway to make a lower-than-the-garage-floor location to
    prevent the water running down the drive flowing into the garage. It
    needs to be able to then drain to one or both sides around the house and
    have enough drop so the water doesn't run up the other side if solid.
    Even better is to include a waterway across it covered w/ (removable)
    grate say 6-8" wide.

    Something like...

    road surface
     
    dpb, Sep 14, 2008
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  3. Buddy Guest

    On 14 Sep, 14:37, Norminn <> wrote:
    > wrote:
    > >Need some advise with my driveway flooding when there is heavy pour of
    > >rain. The roadside gulley blocks which causes the rain water to flow
    > >into my driveway. My driveway slops down which means its very easy for
    > >the water to flow in. I've installed a drain that goes across my house
    > >and collects the water which then goes into two rain gulleys (one
    > >which is directed to the main rain gulley on the road, the other that
    > >is directly to the sewage) when the roadside gully is blocked the rain
    > >gulley is blocked as well but the gulley linked to the sewage gets
    > >blocks on top with leafs etc which stops it collecting any water. My
    > >driveway is bricked so there is no way it can suck the water down to
    > >the earth (bad design by myself because I put a plastic underneath).
    > >I've got a picture showing the blockage.

    >
    > >I've spoken to the water company and they said the pipes are bigger
    > >enough to take the water but due to heavy rain they can't do anything.
    > >So the only solution I can think is to raise my driveway and also make
    > >sure the water on the driveway can sink to the earth. I was first
    > >think of putting a ramp which is about 15 cm high (similar to ramps
    > >which are at schools) which would stop the water entering my property,
    > >this would test the flood. If it worked then I could raise my driveway
    > >so the ramp would not be obvious. What do you think?

    >
    > Your driveway slopes down from the ditch along the street?  Trying to
    > envision what you are
    > saying.  Post the picture.  The plastic under the brick, although not
    > the best choice, probably
    > has little to do with the problem.  If water is standing on or in the
    > driveway, it can't sink through
    > the plastic but you need a way for it to drain off and not collect on
    > the driveway.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Thanks for the reply, how do I add a picture, I am using Google
    Groups to access this newsgroup.
     
    Buddy, Sep 14, 2008
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  4. aemeijers Guest

    Buddy wrote:
    > On 14 Sep, 14:37, Norminn <> wrote:
    >> wrote:
    >>> Need some advise with my driveway flooding when there is heavy pour of
    >>> rain. The roadside gulley blocks which causes the rain water to flow
    >>> into my driveway. My driveway slops down which means its very easy for
    >>> the water to flow in. I've installed a drain that goes across my house
    >>> and collects the water which then goes into two rain gulleys (one
    >>> which is directed to the main rain gulley on the road, the other that
    >>> is directly to the sewage) when the roadside gully is blocked the rain
    >>> gulley is blocked as well but the gulley linked to the sewage gets
    >>> blocks on top with leafs etc which stops it collecting any water. My
    >>> driveway is bricked so there is no way it can suck the water down to
    >>> the earth (bad design by myself because I put a plastic underneath).
    >>> I've got a picture showing the blockage.
    >>> I've spoken to the water company and they said the pipes are bigger
    >>> enough to take the water but due to heavy rain they can't do anything.
    >>> So the only solution I can think is to raise my driveway and also make
    >>> sure the water on the driveway can sink to the earth. I was first
    >>> think of putting a ramp which is about 15 cm high (similar to ramps
    >>> which are at schools) which would stop the water entering my property,
    >>> this would test the flood. If it worked then I could raise my driveway
    >>> so the ramp would not be obvious. What do you think?

    >> Your driveway slopes down from the ditch along the street? Trying to
    >> envision what you are
    >> saying. Post the picture. The plastic under the brick, although not
    >> the best choice, probably
    >> has little to do with the problem. If water is standing on or in the
    >> driveway, it can't sink through
    >> the plastic but you need a way for it to drain off and not collect on
    >> the driveway.- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Thanks for the reply, how do I add a picture, I am using Google
    > Groups to access this newsgroup.

    You don't add pictures to messages in this group. You post it on one of
    the free photo sites, and post the link back here.

    --
    aem sends...
     
    aemeijers, Sep 15, 2008
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