10:57AM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 09/12/04
3 lifetime posts
I have a new construction home in Wisconsin. I am planning to bury my downspouts with 4 inch, NON-perforated tubing. No problem so far..

Well The problem is a low pitched yard. I would like to bury them so they aren't viewable and secondly trip over them in the yard.

I've been reading some material about French Drains and I have a few questions..

1.Can/Should the downspouts be buried in a French Drain style? Or, do I just trench and bury the downspouts to a master French Drain in the yard.

2. Terminiation. If I bury them should I worry about too much water collecting at the ends.. Should I install a catch basin at each end or just where there is a lot of water collecting..

2. Frost Line.How about the winter and Freezing ?? How far down should the trench be??..

k smith

06:22AM | 09/15/04
Member Since: 07/09/03
71 lifetime posts
what i see most people around here do is connect a.d.s. perforrated black pipe, bury it about 4-6 inches deep, carry the water away from the home to a low area, and use a 90 or a 45 to turn the water up to the surface.

if you dont have an open end for quick release, you could back the water up too much. the perforrated pipe allows for some of the water to soak in for the lawn and insures that the pipe stays dry between rains.


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