0.3%-1% = Underground storm drains. 0.4-1.4% = Underground sewer. 0.5-1% = Surface min. 2% = Away from buildings. 2-10% = Drainage ditches. 25% = Grassy slope max. Must be landscaped to prevent erosion. 50% = Ground cover max.  Over 50% = avoid. Must be terraced to prevent erosion.

0.3%-1% = Underground storm drains. 0.4-1.4% = Underground sewer. 0.5-1% = Surface min. 2% = Away from buildings. 2-10% = Drainage ditches. 25% = Grassy slope max. Must be landscaped to prevent erosion. 50% = Ground cover max. Over 50% = avoid. Must be terraced to prevent erosion.

20 Inspiring Tips for Building a DIY Retaining Wall - All you need are some cement blocks and the strength to stack them! These cement blocks will provide a nice finished look

20 Inspiring Tips for Building a DIY Retaining Wall

20 Inspiring Tips for Building a DIY Retaining Wall - All you need are some cement blocks and the strength to stack them! These cement blocks will provide a nice finished look

Drain extra water into yard

Flower Bed Ideas for the Front of a House Facing East

What a beautiful side yard landscaping treatment for a house in the Southwest.  Play Slideshow

What a beautiful side yard landscaping treatment for a house in the Southwest. Play Slideshow

Ground gutter - directs rain water to an underground cistern. So much easier to keep clean than roof gutters!

Ground gutter - directs rain water to an underground cistern. So much easier to keep clean than roof gutters!

Common construction methods of root cellars:  Digging down into the ground and erecting a shed or house over the cellar. Digging into the side of a hill (easier to excavate and facilitates water drainage). Building a structure at ground level and piling rocks, earth, and/or sod around and over it. This may be easier to build on rocky terrain where excavation is difficult.  Most root cellars were built using stone, wood, cement, and sod. Newer ones may be made of concrete with sod on top.

Common construction methods of root cellars: Digging down into the ground and erecting a shed or house over the cellar. Digging into the side of a hill (easier to excavate and facilitates water drainage). Building a structure at ground level and piling rocks, earth, and/or sod around and over it. This may be easier to build on rocky terrain where excavation is difficult. Most root cellars were built using stone, wood, cement, and sod. Newer ones may be made of concrete with sod on top.

illustration- Alternatives to downspout extensions-explains a hard way but then you could buy coil up thing to attach that uncoils when water comes out gutter & then coils back up- He says he han't tried it though- but i think it's worth a try

What Alternatives Are There to Downspout Extensions?

illustration- Alternatives to downspout extensions-explains a hard way but then you could buy coil up thing to attach that uncoils when water comes out gutter & then coils back up- He says he han't tried it though- but i think it's worth a try

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