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Old 06-05-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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that's really pretty cool! couldn't hurt to look into! I'm considering just guttering the roof because if I did have gutters, I wouldn't have any standing water in the yard!
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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that's really pretty cool! couldn't hurt to look into! I'm considering just guttering the roof because if I did have gutters, I wouldn't have any standing water in the yard!
If your yard is shaped like a cereal bowl and you have gutters, will you have standing water in the yard?
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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No. I just know from watching the rain fall, it's all standing in certain spots close to the house because of rain rolling off the roof.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Windsor Hill, North Charleston, SC
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It rained a lot last week thanks to Beryl, and water flooded in my backyard. Any ideas for fixing the water drainage problem besides guttering the roof? Thanks in advance!

SO and I planted some shrubs and plants this weekend, hoping they will help in sucking in all that water from the rain!
This is right up my alley.

No .. gutters aren't going to alleviate flooding and standing water in your backyard. At BEST, gutters can be used to redirect roof runoff away from the backyard .. assuming you pipe it all the way out to the street gutter or nearest drainage ditch.

If you have standing water in your backyard you will have to figure out what is keeping the water there. Like Robynn said, all the gutters in the world aren't going to keep the yard from flooding if the water has no place to go ... and short of a thicket of mesquite bushes and salt cedars, no 'bushes' are going to put a dent in the flooding either.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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This is right up my alley.

No .. gutters aren't going to alleviate flooding and standing water in your backyard. At BEST, gutters can be used to redirect roof runoff away from the backyard .. assuming you pipe it all the way out to the street gutter or nearest drainage ditch.

If you have standing water in your backyard you will have to figure out what is keeping the water there. Like Robynn said, all the gutters in the world aren't going to keep the yard from flooding if the water has no place to go ... and short of a thicket of mesquite bushes and salt cedars, no 'bushes' are going to put a dent in the flooding either.
Truth....

The only way to get rid of that excess water is to either funnel it out of your yard to the street drains or fill in the low spot in your yard so that the water runs into your neighbor's yards...
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Windsor Hill, North Charleston, SC
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Truth....

The only way to get rid of that excess water is to either funnel it out of your yard to the street drains or fill in the low spot in your yard so that the water runs into your neighbor's yards...
And even THEN you have to make sure that YOUR yard is higher than your neighbors' yards.

Usually yards look like ..


/==LOT==\__/==LOT==\__/==LOT==\ (hope the diagram makes sense)


... with the majority of the lot being high with the areas between the lots (along the property lines) being low so that water runs to the lower areas between the lots then either out to the street or to the rear of the lots where there might be a drainage easement.

If your house is new you SERIOUSLY need to contact your builder and tell them about the problem before you end up with water in your house and foundation and THAT is really bad.

Ironically I have a buddy that just went through this issue and it took LAWYERS and I believe TWO YEARS to get things straightened out.

If you need any professional advice or survey work to see just exactly what the elevation issues are on and around your lot let me know.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Happy Friday!

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Old 06-08-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Windsor Hill, North Charleston, SC
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Happy Friday!
OMG PIC
No amount of surveying can help that.

Actually just got home from SCP ... good times .. GOOD TIMES .. I vote to make it our next meet up.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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No amount of surveying can help that.

Actually just got home from SCP ... good times .. GOOD TIMES .. I vote to make it our next meet up.
You don't get a vote until you show up to atleast one....
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Windsor Hill, North Charleston, SC
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You don't get a vote until you show up to atleast one....
Ouch
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