Downspout Drain Lines
Most houses I have lived in the gutter downspout ended in a concrete pan that directed the water away from the house.
Our new house will move the rainwater away from the house through buried drain pipe. This is how they put in the downspout drain lines.
When we dropped by on Monday, they had already come and gone. Some of the pipe was in and more materials were in the garage.
They had dug trenches and laid pipe from the corners of our house to the gully in back.
Today they were finishing the last one when we got there.
We had the utilities marked earlier, so we knew nothing was in the way.
The trench was a lot wider than it needed to be, since they used the back hoe.
Then the smoothed the area.
They accidentally filled back in one of the holes the guys building the porch had dug to reach the pier.
They aren’t done yet. There is a large roll of PVC drain pipe left the garage.
And there are still some large splits and elbows in the yard and in the garage.
We found these labels in the yard. This is probably from our pipe or they might be from next door.
Our neighbor directed his drainpipe onto our property. Cliff fumes about it every time he sees it. I think that it is just not a big enough deal to start a fight with the neighbor about.
The next day they came out and finished the drainpipes.
They buried the piers for the porches. They had just dug them all out and now they will have to do it again.
They buried everything and graded over it. The graded more between the driveway and the house to make sure the water will move in the right direction.