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Flooded Garage
Jul 7th, 2012 at 10:26am
Since moving in to my property 12 years ago I have suffered from flooding to my garage 2 or 3 times. This has been sufferable until the recent non stop rain we have been experiencing. I have had to remove an inch of water from my garage twice this week.

I had originally thought the problem was due to the rubble behind my garage which butts on to my neighbours garage across the back. This area has been tidied up and so there should now be few problems here. The gap in which the rubble lay is only a couple of feet wide.

This morning I again had to sweep an inch of water out of my garage. I had another look at the gap between garages to see what was going on. On closer inspection I noticed that, as my neighbours garden is some what higher than my garden, water is running off it in to my garden and pouring in to the area around my garage. The water is coming from a sizeable pool formed by rain water at the corner of the neighbours garden closest to mine and my garage.

I appreciate that this may not be the sole cause of the flooding I am experiencing but quite clearly it is contributing to the problem. I have approached the neighbour and he isnt too interested in my plight.

What options do I have to remedy the pooling issue and the influx of water to my garden?

TIA Smiley
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Re: Flooded Garage
Reply #1 - Jul 10th, 2012 at 10:53am
Firstly, I would avoid getting involved in a neighbour dispute, it could end up costly with no winners.

One of my neighbours had a similar problem, and the only way to resolve it was to dig a deep trench behind the garage and create a soakaway drain, or run a field drain to lower-lying ground.  In his case, he bought a length of field drain pipe - a flexible tube which is perforated to allow water in and out but not fill up with soil.  This provided a "tank" to store sudden downpours and let the water soak away gradually.  It seemed to have worked as the problem has gone away for now.
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