If I want water to get away from the side of my house on the ground(I have no slope really, it's all level surface), should I put dirt, sand or g...

If I want water to get away from the side of my house on the ground(I have no slope really, it's all level surface), should I put dirt, sand or gravel?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Id start by picking up the trash hillbilly

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you need to make a french drain or at least a swale and redirect water away from your foundation. adding dirt is not going to solve this problem.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >you need to make a french drain
      not an option and its in a small part of the house
      >adding dirt is not going to solve this problem.
      If you had to use dirt, sand or gravel which is best?
      The downspout is right there and I have a void I need to at least fill with SOMETHING

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >french drain not an option
        wtf do you mean how is this not an option

        dig a ditch that slides water downhill away from the house, put in corrugated pipe, cover with gravel to level. problem solved for like 10 years. it absolutely is an option.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >corrugated pipe
          or half pipe
          or black landscape drain (no holes)
          or pvc
          or just a ditch
          or a fancy ditch with cement
          or probably tens of other options

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        wrong. if you build that up with dirt the water is going to go into your house / foundation. you absolutely need to drain it first, a dirt culvert out the back. again you have to do something to get that water away from the foundation. after that is draining you can backfill with gravel which will continue to let the water flow away from the house.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/G5tiV4h.jpeg

          Dig a swale to drain the water in this direction, there appears to be a low spot behind the house.

          pic related isnt my house, the section where water forms is about 1 meter

          it's just a concrete slab with a building on top of it.

          I just need to know what to fill the void in with.
          Sand, gravel or dirt

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >not my house
            Post a pic of actual conditions for best advice.
            >Sand, gravel or dirt
            Water will just fill the void space and continue to penetrate the house.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            if you're channeling the water to a sump, then gravel, otherwise clay-heavy dirt would be best to actually fill the hole rather than just create a deep wet spot

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Raise the house on sticks to match the neighbors.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    water flows from high to low
    that should be everything you need to know

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >water flows from high to low
      >that should be everything you need to know

      your're a poet
      and you didnt even kniow it

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would channel it to a low spot and put a sump pump there. That's all a french drain does, just deeper underground

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can try planting heavy moisture loving plants. I live in a temperate rainforest and the difference between areas with ferns and moss is totally dry compared to the spots with grass lawns that just turn into muddy swamps

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dig a swale to drain the water in this direction, there appears to be a low spot behind the house.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Does it need to be so girthy?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ah. The infamous water schlong

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that house looks like it was just built.
    what idiot decided to put the it at such a low elevation?
    should have raised the building pad a 1 or 2 feet higher than where it is now.

    solution is curtain drain, french drain, whatever
    dig a 2+ foot deep trench all the way around the house. give the bottom of the drain a sloped gradient so the water finding its way into the trench runs downhill tpowards an exit or a dry well / cistern structure.
    place corrugated pipe at bottom of trench. backfill with some kind of gravel intended facilitate underground water flow

    the water needs a place to go.
    you have to give the water an alternate place to go.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Guys im just asking which is better for drainage
    sand, gravel or dirt.

    Should be an easy question.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dirt

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's never that simple lmao
      If you put gravel in too close to the house, you're inviting water to your foundation
      Fill with clay and put a downspout extender thing on to move the water further away

      You want water to run away from your house
      If you actually have evidence of setting or water problems, this anon is right

      you need to make a french drain or at least a swale and redirect water away from your foundation. adding dirt is not going to solve this problem.

      If you don't have water problems, you have sandy enough soul that it doesn't matter what you fill the hole with because it'll continue to drain

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      where the frick are you placing this material?
      how are you going to structure it?
      laying it out flat on the surface?
      building a dyke?
      Building a canal?
      a dam?
      depends on what the frick your going to determine what m,aterial to use. holy shit.
      wtf are you a moron?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ITT Idiots on both sides of the fence

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I deal with this kind of person all the time. The only way they will listen is if they are proven wrong through first hand experience. Even in defeat, OP will not admit to it and any solution offered here will become their next "original" idea.
    Where is the water going to drain to, OP? Down into the ground? Water follows the path of least resistance.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP is a perfect example of what happens when youre stupid and buy the last / cheapest lot in a sub division.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP what you need is a draw bridge

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how's the internet in Black persontown?

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