Dec 06, 2004 4:58 pm
Hi everyone - I have an extensive yard drainage job I need help with. We have a very difficult hilltop lot with exceptionally painful clay soil. There is trouble with the retaining walls and the drainage throughout is just a mess.
Basically, I'm wondering what would be the appropriate tradesperson to contact. Would it be a plumber, a landscaper or something else?
Many thanks for your help~
keep it simple.
Re: Yard Drainage Help8
Dec 07, 2004 9:08 pm
Hmm, a slope and clay osunds VERY fmailiar to me...
Hey, those good plumbers in Melbourne - are they out to the east at all?
Sorry WIll - no Brissy leads from me either!
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Re: Yard Drainage Help11
Feb 15, 2005 8:06 am
We have started installing slotted PVC pipes all around our house to prevent the water running underneath. We had some rain last night and all is looking ok today.
We ended up hiring 2 horticulturists to do the job. It certainly isn't cheap but it is necessary.
Over the top of the pipe we have just got screenings and it doesn't look very attractive so hopefully we can hide it somehow.
Re: Yard Drainage Help13
Mar 29, 2006 12:47 pm
Sounds like a job for SUPER LANDSCAPER !
If you can't find him, any landscaper will do,
the soil thing and retaining wall should be right up his aly.
I say Landscaper not Plumber.
I agree Landscaper seems the most appropriate.
Re: Yard Drainage Help14
Jun 05, 2006 10:51 pm
I would be using a licensed plumber1
You will want extensive subsoile drainage for your yard. This will include the slotted pipe with geo-farbric surrounding it then have the pipe work laid in aggrigate.
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If its a custom design and not too late, you can design a u shaped house with the main back yard, pool facing east, so you get all of the morning sun until after lunch time.