Driveway Ditch


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Old 09-03-18, 01:18 PM
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Driveway Ditch

At the start of my gravel driveway is a dirt road some of which drains towards the driveway. I had dug out a little ditch at an oblique angle to convey water away from driveway and ultimately house. Unfortunately the dirt road keeps moving sand/dirt to fill the ditch intermittently. I am not at the house a lot to maintain it this ditch. So looking for more permanent solution I can drive over but intercepts the water and channels it away...
 
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Old 09-03-18, 01:20 PM
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A pic or two would give us a better idea of what you have going on.
Could you place rocks or other masonry between the ditch and the driveway?
 
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Old 09-03-18, 01:22 PM
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picture would help

you mention ditch and driving over so not sure what you have or looking for
 
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Old 09-03-18, 03:53 PM
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Looking up the eroded driveway to the gate and diversion area

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You can see the railroad tie set in place with "ditch" area right beyond it (you can see I shoveled out some of the ditch and built up the mud temporarily to divert water

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This is the culvert area to the left and top of the photo, I want it to head towards...(Picture is looking a different direction, you can see the railroad tie for perspective)
 
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Old 09-04-18, 03:13 AM
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You need to stop the water before it gets on your road. IMO you need a ditch on each side of your driveway.
 
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Old 09-04-18, 09:28 AM
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Just above my driveway is not my property and so I can only make improvements right before where the driveway starts. Thats what I am looking for. French drain with rock? Perforated pipe? Ditch?
 
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Old 09-04-18, 05:40 PM
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I installed a channel and grate at the top of my driveway before a hill to catch water otherwise it was washing out the hill. This is what I used: https://www.ndspro.com/products-html...in-grates.html

It works pretty good but the grate will clog up with gravel during heavy rains. Periodic cleaning is needed.
 
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Old 09-05-18, 09:25 PM
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Thats a good idea about the grates. I wonder if I can inlay a half pipe of corrugated metal at the bottom of the "ditch" and put the grate on top?
 
 

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