Possible to bury gutter with minimal to no slope?

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Old 07-15-17, 08:29 AM
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Possible to bury gutter with minimal to no slope?

I have a gutter between two driveways (2 town homes). The water discharge from the downspout tends to wash away soil from the landscaping in between.
Therefore, I am wondering if the gutter could be buried. There is a slight to none slope. Just wondering if I still could bury the gutter.
 
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Old 07-15-17, 08:40 AM
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You could use solid pipe and either run it to daylight or use a popup. Water seeks it's own level so it will drain. Biggest problem with a buried pipe is if it becomes clogged with leaf trash or sediment. A screen (you can make your own out of hardware cloth) over the gutter outlet helps keep that out.
 
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Old 07-15-17, 09:14 AM
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I like to install a catch basin(s) where the gutter(s) end for the downspout to dump into. Then run 4" PVC underground to wherever to want the water to exit. Basins will keep some of the dirt/debris in the bottom for easy removal. They have grates that are easy to remove for cleaning.
 
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Old 07-15-17, 10:53 AM
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So, If I understand you correctly no downhill slope is no issue. The water pressure will make sure the water comes out. Only drawback might be there is going to be standing water in the pipe.
 
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Old 07-15-17, 11:06 AM
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Yes, and it may not drain as fast as you like when it's level, but it will drain. Draining to daylight is better.
 
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Old 07-15-17, 11:09 AM
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In a cold zone.... drain line freezing is an issue.
The line should be pitched for drainage. Slight is better than none.
 
 

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