LA is having some major rains and my backyard drains got clogged with tons of
mud. Since this is my first house with drains, I'm not sure how to avoid this
problem in the future. These are not french drains, there just small 6 x 6
square drain covers with a 3 or 4 inch pipe.
Where is the mud coming from? Try digging a mote around the inlet and
filling it with
gravel to keep mud away. Or, perhaps you should plant some ground
cover to eliminate
the source of the mud.
Just a thought.
I have the other style of inlet for mine. It's a cone-shaped grate
that sticks above ground level.
It's surrounded by a gravel filled mote. However, in a downpour the
inlet gets submerged
and grass clippings float over and clog it. A little stiring with a
rake gets it going though,
and no mud gets into the thing.
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