swale design

weezee(7)April 24, 2010

I need help with a swale design, I had a new house built and the property had been graded. The building inspector did not like the grade, because he felt the property wasn't self contained and he wants a swale dug along property line. How deep and wide should the swale be? The length of the swale will be 100 feet and I would like to grow grass in swale. Property is only 60 feet wide and house is about 15 feet away from property line (fence). Thanks.

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If you google swale design there are informative sites to check out. It is a good way to treat run off and eliminate soil erosion. There are some diagrams that will give you a visual. Good luck!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 10:04PM
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