I just purchased a house with a driveway that slopes toward the basement.
Entry to the driveway would be about 1st floor, height differential of about
10 feet from the bottom, length is about 40 feet. As expected water runs
down the driveway towards the garage/basement. There is a slight grade to
the driveway from left to right - right side is pointing away from the
house. Typically water has been running toward right corner of the driveway/
bottom of the garage door and then off to the right where a 4in diameter
drainage tube exists.
Problem is during heavy rain/snow melt the water is coming in the garage and
the drainage tube is getting iced up. This also created a chain reaction
which froze up the guttars - the guttar downspout also empties into the
frozen drainage. I just ice picked it out tonight with a propane torch and 4
hours of chopping.
Any suggestions on how to improve my drainage situation?