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rodbo1967

01:31AM | 02/07/04
Member Since: 02/06/04
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Where can I find information regarding how to install a drainage system in front of my garage to STOP rainfall and snowmelt from running under my garage doors?

treebeard

09:07AM | 02/09/04
Member Since: 01/14/03
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There are a couple of items you can look into if you're looking to install a 'drain', and not just change the slope of your driveway.

Try using a good search engine like Google and type in the words 'trench drain'. You'll find a number of websites that advertise preformed trench drains that would suit your need. One that I found quickly is:
http://www.jrsmith.com/products/prodcat.htm

Another item, similar to a trench drain is what is called a 'slotted drain'. It's a corrugated metal pipe with a drain slot build on top of it, meant to be buried with only the narrow slot showing. Use your search engine look for the Contech Construction Products website. They manufacture and sell one type.

All of this supposes that you have somewhere that you can drain the water to by underground pipe. If the area you're trying to drain is basically a bowl with no outlet, you might have to look into a drywell (assuming the soil is good gravel), or worst case, pumping the water.

[This message has been edited by treebeard (edited February 10, 2004).]

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