Drainage Pipe Under Pond

shannonm(9)February 17, 2013

I probably shouldn't place a pond over a drainage pipe, correct?

I just spent two days digging a five-foot circle, about 1 foot-deep, and at the very last section discovered a drainage pipe.

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frankielynnsie(7B)

I assume that you want the pond to be deeper than 1 foot. Can you move the pipe over? What is it made of and what is it draining?

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 12:50PM
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shannonm(9)

I was planning to dig a foot and then build up the bricks a foot, making a 2-foot deep pond.

The heavy water (300 gallons) wouldn't be good sitting on the pipe though, correct?

The pipe provides drainage from sprinklers and rain water. I can now see how this pipe connects a nearby drain to another drain on the side of the house.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 3:19PM
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frankielynnsie(7B)

So it is corrugated black pipe and would smash under the weight of water. I would lay some heavy plastic, mix some sakrete and pour a slab of concrete over that area to about 1/2 that end of the pond to give the wt. of the water a larger area to press down on. Round off along the edge in the center of the pond to keep from puncturing the liner.

I hope this helps. Maybe someone else will give a solution.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 8:17PM
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chas045(7b)

I would just cover it with a 2X8" piece of treated lumber. Even that is probably overkill.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 8:44PM
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shannonm(9)

That sounds a lot better than digging a new hole somewhere else. Thank you for the replies!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 9:02AM
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