DIY garden drainage systems

We live at the bottom of a hill and our garden is often very soggy. I was wondering if there are any simple drainage systems suitable for DIY installation that could help improve it? We've checked for leaks and tried improving the soil already.

Asked by MRS DAKIRI on 23rd Jan 2023
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"Hi there if its just lawn thats wet as water finds lowest point possible Gravel strip to act as a filtering system might work"
Answered on 23rd Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Hi there the best thing to do is to dig out a couple of channels in different directions in the garden and put a corrugated drainage pipe in then fill with 10mm shingle and plumb into a soakways if possible or speak to waterboard about knocking into the main drainage…. Or install a pump system and pump it into the nearest soakways or same again into the main drainage"
Answered on 23rd Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"If you live at the bottom of a hill find the area where the water gathers and install ACO channel and divert the water to main drain"
Answered on 3rd Feb 2023 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Soak away or land drains should do the job you can do it yourself but advise professional to"
Answered on 24th Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"Hi there. My advice to you is to Google what a French drain is..its very simple but requires a bit if work. It's a a trench dug about half a meter then fill with railway stone and line the sides with weed membrane , then soil back on top.. water will enter and soak away"
Answered on 23rd Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
"Good morning,

I've had this problem before on new builds where the oversite is just so poor it has no filtration,
We overcome this problem buy digging a 2ft wide by 3ft deep trench, removing all of the sodden spoil, lining the trench with a permeable membrain and then filling the trench within 300mm of the finished surface with 10mm P shingle, then back filling with light weight filtered top soil and then finish with appropriate turf.

I hope this helps you with your issues.

If you would like us to carry out the works we would be happy to visit site to take measurements for a free no obligation quotation.

Kind regards

Answered on 8th Mar 2023 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
"French drainage into a soak away would help , but soak away might have to be quite big if you have a big garden ! I expect there YouTube videos on this"
Answered on 24th Jan 2023 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"U will need to dig a channel and put some drainage pipe in it and put holes in top and put some pea gravel on the top, then the water will run away"
Answered on 23rd Jan 2023 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
"Depends on what and how much water to take away from the problem you may have"
Answered on 23rd Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
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