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Posted: 6/18/2017 6:18:43 PM EDT
I saw KCP&L say that about 90,000 customers lost power last night. I would be one of them. Trees down all over the neighborhood. Looks like a house down the street got taken out by a tree.
Link Posted: 6/18/2017 7:51:08 PM EDT
Is it still out? That sucks either way.

The water rushing down our driveway always makes a little gully, but last night it washed the gravel out enough that I can see the PVC that runs underneath (from septic tank to lagoon). I'll probably need a little Bobcat work, and then a load of rock.
Link Posted: 6/18/2017 8:22:23 PM EDT
Yeah, still out. Going on 24 hours now.

Sounds like you should just put some asphalt down in that spot. Would save you a big headache every time it rains.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 11:19:22 AM EDT
I wonder how expensive that would be. I'd have to run it up the hill a ways, or it would wash out a ditch at the beginning of it. Our driveway is pretty steep.
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I hope you get power back soon.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 12:46:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 1:59:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 67Firebird:
I wonder how expensive that would be. I'd have to run it up the hill a ways, or it would wash out a ditch at the beginning of it. Our driveway is pretty steep.
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That's worse than I thought. I was thinking width wise, not length wise. That won't be cheaper, but you wouldn't have to fill it in every time it rains hard.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:23:14 AM EDT
Getting rained on down here as well. I love driving by all the houses here with pools in their front yards .
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:26:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 67Firebird:
I wonder how expensive that would be. I'd have to run it up the hill a ways, or it would wash out a ditch at the beginning of it. Our driveway is pretty steep.
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That would be a pretty penny to get the whole driveway done. Did you buy the goats water wings yet?
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:44:50 AM EDT
No, but their water trough seems to refill itself.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 6:15:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 67Firebird:
I wonder how expensive that would be. I'd have to run it up the hill a ways, or it would wash out a ditch at the beginning of it. Our driveway is pretty steep.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/51036/2016-10-13-Roof--234175.JPG

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/51036/2015-3-25-Chickens-234176.JPG

I hope you get power back soon.
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Have you tried larger rock on your driveway?

My parents used to have a similar problem. Then they put down some inch & a half sized gravel (I think) and they haven't had any wash out problems since.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 2:05:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JAD762:
Have you tried larger rock on your driveway? My parents used to have a similar problem. Then they put down some inch & a half sized gravel (I think) and they haven't had any wash out problems since.
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Not yet, but I'm considering it.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 6:51:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 67Firebird:
I wonder how expensive that would be. I'd have to run it up the hill a ways, or it would wash out a ditch at the beginning of it. Our driveway is pretty steep.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/51036/2016-10-13-Roof--234175.JPG

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Anything you can do to keep water from reaching the driveway, or flow off as soon as possible, will help. Figure out where the most of the water is coming from, and cut a drainage to divert it before it gets to the driveway. Outslope the driveway so water sheets off the side of it instead of following the driveway all the way down. It doesn't look like there's a big watershed, so you might not have to divert much water to fix the problem. Not sure if any of those modifications are practical; I'm just throwing ideas out there. I started looking at roads, driveways and drainage in a whole new way once I got involved with trailbuilding, and learned how to discourage erosion.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 7:22:58 AM EDT
How about putting in a culvert so the water can run under the driveway instead of across?
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 10:55:56 AM EDT
I talked with a friend of mine (who has a Bobcat), and he said trying to lower the right side (facing downhill) would solve a lot of the problem. Since it's higher on that side, it forces the water to the left, then at the bottom it comes back to the right where the drainage goes along the road.

This whole place has rock ledges just under the surface, so he's not sure that can be done, but he said that he'd try. We discussed a culvert, but that would require a Backhoe with a chipper. We're going to try changing the angle, then dropping 2" rock down there.
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