runoff to french drain at approach
I live in Southern California, and in our remodel project we are implementing a few things to lessen our eco-footprint including solar, gray water, and rainwater capture. One of the last things we are trying to do is to encourage runoff from our driveway to seep into the ground rather than down the street. However, we do want to use concrete (for basketball) and we don't want to use permeable concrete (too much of a specialist product).
To this end, we our thinking of putting a french drain right above our driveway approach. It would be about 30" deep and 30" wide x 23' long, and filled with3/4" gravel. The concrete of our driveway would go over this except for a channel drain the width of the driveway.
We are thinking of using something like the Fernco39.5" single storm drain channel with gray grate
Or the NDS Pro Series 5 in. x 40 in. Channel and Grate Kit
And then drill holes in the bottom of the channel so that water can drain into the french drain.
This seems like it would be a relatively low cost way to achieve what we want.
Does this make sense? Has anyone done something like this before?
I would have thought there would be more online about diverting runoff at a driveway approach but haven't found much.