[gardeners] Re: more rain to come...

penny x stamm (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 21 Sep 1999 03:10:15 -0400

No, BSK, the pipe is standard "clay drainage pipe". When 
there is heavy rain, it backs up and fills the cellar drain well, 
then floods over an 8" sill right into the workshop. Ugghh...

This has only been happening for the past two years, since we
sealed off one of the pipes buried under the big back lawn 
because our neighbor was screaming about our water going in 
to his basement.  No question but that we must undo this...  The
civil law says that no one may prevent water from traveling down
from a higher elevation onto one's property. Measures have to be 
taken to make it workable, however. We may have to dig a trench 
the whole 126 ft across the back of the property, to spread out the 
water as it reaches there in a storm. And because of the fine
plantings 3 ft in from that stone wall,   it would have to be dug by
hand. Not a jolly thought.

Penny, NY zone 6

Get the Internet just the way you want it.
Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month!
Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.