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JMHill

02:06AM | 11/15/01
Member Since: 11/13/01
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My wife and I have recently bought a house constructed in 1995. We are installing landscaping in the back yard. The yard slopes rather steeply downward to a street below. Before going forward with the landscaping, we need to collect and drain rainwater from two downspouts away from the landscaped areas (about 75 feet). To me, a simple solution is to dig a ditch, lay in pipe, connect it up to the downspouts and I’m done. My landscaper tells me that it’s much more involved than that. He envisions digging a “deep ditch, and laying in a course of gravel” for the pipe to rest on. He has bid the job at $700. If I dig the ditch, lay the pipe and backfill it myself, the project will cost less than $50. I can do a lot of digging for $650. I think that the landscaper’s proposal is out of line. Am I missing something? This question also asked on Fix it for 'em. Sorry

[This message has been edited by JMHill (edited November 16, 2001).]

Jay J

03:34AM | 11/15/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi JMHill,

I know what you're missing.

You're missing my follow-up on the FixItFor'em at Downspout Runnoff. (I wrote it yesterday, and I see you wrote this one today ...)

Where would you like to go 'back and forth' on this one (in case you have any questions)? Here or 'there'??? 'Others' may be happening by and many of 'us' don't like to 'repeat' what others already said.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: ... Or make a 'note' that you asked the same question on the FixItFor'em too.

PS: God Bless America!

[This message has been edited by Jay J (edited November 15, 2001).]

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