Erosion on small slope

nokkienyMay 3, 2012

From my gutter and off the edge of the driveway i have an erosion problem. I was thinking of running a drain pipe from the gutter spout into the flat part of the yard and putting gravel on the driveway trouble spots. Would that solve the issue?

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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

I like the gravel idea. Use chipped pea gravel. Rounded pea gravel will flow away like water. Chipped pea gravel will lock in place.

Many building codes require the down spout to drain a certain number of feet away from the building foundation. That would probably work for you, too.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 9:02PM
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Another option if your desired landscape conception will allow it would be to use medium to large river slicks or river rocks and create sort of a natural looking water runoff/stream. This should slow the velocitty of the water to assist in stopping the amount of erosion.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 9:42PM
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I will def. be researching how to put in a drain off the gutter, as getting water away from the house is a must, I have another spot where I will be doing the same thing.

As far as the rocks I will see what I can find and pick something that wont look to out of place. The goal would be to grow grass all around the rocks, although it seems to die every winter and slowly come back as weeds/grass in the summer yet never enough to cover the slope, but I will try seeding it this fall.

Also, would the rocks need to be put on any base? Or just pack the dirt?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 9:19AM
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