Drainage help Baltimore area

brody99(z7 MD)October 19, 2006

Greetings all - I am looking for advice . I am planning a Japanese garden in our native hard pan clay. one particular area floods with heavy rain and i do not want my plants or patio to drown. Various contractors akk propose ruunning pipe from the area to a "lower area" about 100 feet away. Estimates ar $1000-4000. Yikes! Can an inepxerienced person work a trencher? Iknow no one can see my yard... anyone know a verifiably competent landscaper who does drainage? I hestiate to do anything until I know I have someone who will acyuallt solve my problem......

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Yes you can. They have some small trenchers so simple to operate even I can do it. Steve in Baltimore County

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 7:07PM
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mdaughn(zone 7)

Make sure to call Miss Utility at least 48 hours before you start trenching. It can cost over $1000 in repair cost if you cut a utility line. I believe the service is free for homeowners.

Also, look up French Drains in a landscape book or on the net to get an idea what you need to accomplish.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2006 at 12:24PM
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