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Have you experienced a flood garage or water seeping into your house? Chances are you have a poorly designed driveway.
Ideally your driveway should be downward sloping away from your house carrying any excess water away from your house (not towards it). This could prevent flooding in your garage or house.
If water is flooding your driveway or house frequently, consider installing driveway drain between your garage and your driveway to prevent your garage from flooding.
You can look at installing a french drain or trench drain (link to Blog Post 3: Channel Drains and Trench Drains).
To get more detail about trench drain, click here: Blog Post 3: Channel Drains and Trench Drains
Invented by the French and popular in France back in the 1800s, a French drain (also known as weeping tile. blind drain, rubble drain, rock drain, drain tile, perimeter drain, land drain, French ditch, sub-surface drain, sub-soil drain or agricultural drain) is a trench filled with rock or gravel or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock.
Depending on the seriousness of outdoor drain grate flooding you have in your driveway, talk to a landscaping expert to advise you on the sorts of drains you should install in order to avoid further flooding.
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