How to put a drainage pipe in a gravel driveway?

by T
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  • Nichole Eubanks Nichole Eubanks on Jun 20, 2017

    Dig a hole on the side and place it in and re cover

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jun 20, 2017

    well, I don't know how to answer this because I don't know if your driveway is flat or sloping, fine gravel or coarse, does it have standing water that needs draining (which French drains would help) or if the problem is running water wasihng the gravel downslope with it ..... I did see this in an article I was reading : " ... Lots of times on foundation drains they put the perferated pipe in fabric sleaves--maybe that would work? Or lay some landscape fabric over the pipe and then coarse gravel. I see on highway projects they use combinations of landscape fabric stretched on stakes and straw bales to prevent erosion and migration of silt and dirt from the site (though that might not look the best!). ..." I hope you find the solution you need. :)

  • Pmorte Pmorte on Jun 22, 2017

    Depending on your driveway, I found this bit of information.

    "You’ll need to dig down 18 inches and make sure the trench slopes slightly along its length to carry off the water. Put a 4-inch layer of gravel at the bottom, and then add plastic piping. Before laying the pipe, drill holes in it to absorb the water. Cover with another 6 inches of gravel and then put dirt on top, tamping it down firmly".

  • Sco19943475 Sco19943475 on Jun 23, 2017

    We trenched it, put in drainage tile and recovered. Scrape off gravel first if you can or you may need to buy more. Don't forget to have utilities mark their lines before your digging. We learned the hard way and cut our phone/computer line the first time we needed to fix our drainage issue. Hard work. If long distance, rent a long rancher from Home Depot or such.