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Posted: 8/22/2017 3:28:51 PM EST
We are moving into our first house in a few weeks. A few things I want to do are fix the driveway and redo the front walkway and staircase with some stamped concrete and brick stairs with concrete top. The driveway slopes down towards the garage but no water ever gets into the garage. There is a 12"x12" drain that doesn't appear to drain anywhere except into the ground. Thinking of replacing the driveway (what is the difference between replace and resurface) and getting the drainage addressed as well. I'm not sure I even need drainage for the driveway. I've driven by after heavy rainfall and there are a few puddles that collect where I marked. Thoughts?

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:32:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2017 3:35:07 PM EST by JoseCuervo]
I think I'd be more worried about the trip and fall hazard that raised bed walkway to the front door is. ETA: I see you want that addressed foremost.

Driveway looks in good shape, I'd wait until it needed replacing, personally.

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:33:02 PM EST
Tuff tite drain system. H-20 rated when encased in concrete, comes in three ft. sections with male/ female ends that snap together. IMO it's a pretty good permanent solution.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:35:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JoseCuervo:
I think I'd be more worried about the trip and fall hazard that raised bed walkway to the front door is.

Driveway looks in good shape, I'd wait until it needed replacing, personally.

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For sure. I am going to pull those up as soon as we move in. I don't need any trick or treaters hurting themselves!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:35:27 PM EST
The steps to the front door has a huge drop off. You could create concrete steps so you could step up to it from the driveway, instead of those stepping stones in mulch.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:37:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By placedesjardins:
The steps to the front door has a huge drop off. You could create concrete steps so you could step up to it from the driveway, instead of those stepping stones in mulch.
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Its a crappy pic so you prob cannot see it, but there are steps next to the potted plant. We were even toying with the idea of getting rid of the walkway completely, planting grass, and just using the steps coming up from the driveway. Thoughts?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:43:11 PM EST
Not a fan of the walkway and steps either.

Looks like the driveway was sloped and pitched correctly so that the water runs to the drain. Puddles are some low spots possibly created after things settled. No water in the garage is a pretty good sign it was done correctly, but I wouldn't store anything not waterproof on the floor until after a couple torrential downpours. If you want to assist the process you could cut the driveway and install a trench system at the low spot.

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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:01:06 PM EST
Thx for suggestions. Bump for the night crowd.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:23:24 PM EST
Anyone else :)
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