Downspout drainage run underground
I have two downspouts as well as my sumppump all emptying into my sideyard. The soil is clay so the water basically sits in puddles. My gameplan is to run some PVC pipe from the downspouts into a trench filled with gravel/stone underground so the water is moved out of the side yard toward the back, and I image I will use a gravel filled hole as the well to dump the water into. Any ideas suggestions?
I did just what you are planning, except I was able to find a low spot in the yard to drain the water. I used the black flex pipe in the yard with drain caps. I also used the landscape cloth between the gravel and the dirt so the the dirt would not fill in around the gravel over time.