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comment How to drain lawn with very little slope?
Yes, it's pretty flat (maybe 8-10" elevation diff), but there's a lot of clay under the lawn, so water travels laterally.
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comment How to drain lawn with very little slope?
I'd say the only time I have standing water is a few times a year. The sprinklers make that area soggy.
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comment How to drain lawn with very little slope?
what about a french drain at that spot? aaronsinspections.com/Drainage%20Improvement%20Primer.pdf " Standing water in low spots of yard -> Surface drains.... Standing water in contoured landscape -> Surface drains.... Soggy flat turf areas -> French drains
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comment How to drain lawn with very little slope?
No, the puddling happened when the pond was empty, and still does after it was removed last weekend. We do have a high water table in this area, so the soil under the lawn is probably more saturated than most. Lots of clay. The existing patio slopes a bit towards the lawn, but that edge of the lawn is for the most part higher than the rest, so no water collects there. Plus, this is in Reno, NV. We get more snow than rain.
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comment How to drain lawn with very little slope?
a) I added an older picture (facing right more). It shows the pond that used to be there. b) No, the drain only needs to run about 25' to the left coming towards the camera in both photos. The only problem is I think the area it will run-off in isn't low enough. c) I'm going to go by a laser level today so I can measure the depth of the depression and run-off area d) do you mean the big long manual tool with a square base? e) The puddling hugs the left side, about an 8' x 3' section. The lawn is roughly 50x25 (not 70', sorry).
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comment How to drain lawn with very little slope?
What sort of problems am I looking for? The problem is that I have the curbing being installed this weekend, and I was going to start on the patio next weekend. We're under a bit of a time crunch. If I need to install a drain pipe, this is the weekend to do it. I suppose I can do what you suggest and just lay a closed drainage pipe under the patio, as long as it slopes properly and the top of it is beneath the lawn. I was thinking of a 4-6" drain tucked a bit under the curb since the curb will but up against that lowest point. The curb should be removable since it will be in sections.
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comment How to drain lawn with very little slope?
The DG patio in that link is pretty close, except there will be a curb between the lawn and the DG.
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comment How to drain lawn with very little slope?
The puddling is in the middle right of the photo, the right of the shrub. Although it's never really a visible puddle, it's just always really soaked around there compared to the rest of the lawn, and I'm worried it might be causing diseases. I got on this kick because a landscaper suggested a drain might help with the puddling. He also suggested that the pond there before might also be blocking the original drainage design.
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comment How to drain lawn with very little slope?
What do you mean by "fall"? The new patio will be level (parallel) with the concrete patio (bottom of photo) and foundation, but a couple inches lower. The top of curb will be on the same level as the concrete patio, so partially above the lawn and new patio.
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