Drainage in a Patio in Newburyport

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This Newburyport added a beautiful farmer’s porch to the front of their house over the last year. The homeowners wanted access from their driveway to the front porch so we installed a 3′ deep solid granite landing as their step from the patio up to the porch. Because of the change in grade between the driveway and the porch and to the door into the house, the patio had to be built sloped towards the house. You never want to bring water towards the house but in this case, it was required. In our attempt to protect the basement from absorbing water, we installed a 5″ wide NDS drainage channel between the patio and the house. The drainage channel should receive any water that flows towards the house and this water will then empty into a 4″ drainage pipe that flows out into a dry well that is in the front yard. We believe these extra precautions will allow for the inside of the home not to get wet while providing a safe transition between the driveway and the door to the house as well as to the porch.

NDS Drainage Channel between a patio and door in Newburyport

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your drainage issues, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or stop by our Offices on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA.

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