Looking for solution(s) to drain water across a rural gravel driveway
Hello, my name is Tom and I just joined this site. I observed that members were recieving good advice and I am in need of that.
I live in central Texas on black dirt. I have a long (700 foot) driveway which was installed in 2010. The driveway is a limestone gravel and has held up well but now needs some maintenance. However, I want to solve (or minimize) my drainage problem first. I am attaching 3 photos. We have recieved about 5 inches of rain over the past week, with 3/4 inch last night.
The property has a pond and a seasonal creek to the left and behind where I took the photos. The culvert at the road is a higher elevation than the end of the driveway so it backs up. I believe a good solution would be a “french” type drain under the drive with catch basins on either side.
I am looking for advise or what and how to construct a solution.
Thanks in advance for your help.