Asphault Driveway - Adding hump for water diversion? - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Miscellaneous > General Chit-Chat
Notices

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-14-2019, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
budget76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 38264
Location: Rocky Hill CT
Posts: 2,199
Send a message via AIM to budget76
Asphault Driveway - Adding hump for water diversion?

Any good DIY options for creating a "speed bump" concept to divert water where I want it? Trying to prevent undercut of the driveway. Reading says cold patch is crap for this use? concrete "curb" at the edge of the driveway? no need to drive over it. may throw some sandbags there temporarily.


Driveway runs downhill from the road. Thankfully the lot continues downhill so it keeps running away from the house, except in one spot near the garage where it runs into the front lawn and started to undercut the driveway. It's eating away the dirt at the edge of the driveway in that area - I'd like to add a bump to divert it down the hill.

I don't see good options to divert it up higher, it's coming from a couple different directions. Already plan to add some trench channels below the trouble area, but would prefer to divert to those versus add another 20' of trench (and i've got a fear i'd run into structural issues with the asphalt if I cut into that area)
__________________
76 Scout, 85 Toy. 94 Cherokee ALL SOLD
Resident Web-Wheeler
budget76 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 02:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Member # 226216
Posts: 3,196
Asphault Driveway - Adding hump for water diversion?

Dig a drainage ditch with grate cover in to the driveway. Might not be a good idea depending o how steep driveway is. Just an idea I donít know shit about that sort of work.

Edit:
Is the water coming from around the home? Do ypu have good leaders hooked up to your downspouts or fo they drain on the ground. Buddy in Georgia was having runoff problems. He installed a good french drain around his home and then ties in the downspouts. Channeled the water to the back of his yard at the fence line and no more water problems.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Last edited by thefishguy77; 08-14-2019 at 02:32 PM.
thefishguy77 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 02:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
YotaAtieToo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25632
Location: Magalia, Jefferson State
Posts: 11,523
Are you getting excessive run off from the road? If so, you might want to call the county/city/state.

If not, the most common solution is to slow the water down some how. Hard to say how without seeing pics.
YotaAtieToo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
E. Spengler
 
Subybaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Member # 206384
Location: Spenard, Alaska
Posts: 3,772
Be sure not to post pics.
__________________
We had part of a slinky. But I straightened it.
Subybaja is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 03:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
Damn kids
 
plym49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Member # 162771
Posts: 14,287
Best way to add an effective hump - - -

lay Evernoob down and pave over it.
__________________
.

Always tip.



.
plym49 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 04:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
E. Spengler
 
Subybaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Member # 206384
Location: Spenard, Alaska
Posts: 3,772
Quote:
Originally Posted by plym49 View Post
Best way to add an effective hump - - -

lay Evernoob down and pave over it.


I don't know...do YOU want to hear "You're doing it wrong, and I'm smaaaarter!" every time you leave home?
__________________
We had part of a slinky. But I straightened it.
Subybaja is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 04:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
Damn kids
 
plym49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Member # 162771
Posts: 14,287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Subybaja View Post


I don't know...do YOU want to hear "You're doing it wrong, and I'm smaaaarter!" every time you leave home?
Smaaarter?? He could always nickname the hump Fredo.
__________________
.

Always tip.



.
plym49 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 04:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
Juztyn00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Member # 52569
Location: Mt. Vernon, IL
Posts: 4,526
Send a message via MSN to Juztyn00
an hour with a pickaxe and these? https://www.drainageconnect.com/chan...SABEgLTi_D_BwE
Juztyn00 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 05:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Member # 59610
Location: CNY Central New Yuck
Posts: 3,597
plant a tree next to driveway and wait 15 years, the roots will push up asphalt, it worked at the house i just bought.
__________________
Originally Posted by 45acp View Post
Titty bar with moms? Sure why not. Right after I masturbate in church.
jeeptj19992001 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 06:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
Rock God
 
bjordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Member # 143323
Location: Frederick MD
Posts: 1,631
Use hot mix asphalt if you really want a hump. Make sure you key it in by cutting at least the top coat of the driveway so the hump will be tied into the rest of the driveway. Most small asphalt companies will do this pretty cheap. Usually does not require much in the way of heavy equipment. You can cut the top coat, jack hammer a notch or key into the driveway, add hot mix asphalt and tamp with a plate tamper. A few hundred bucks if a paving company is working in the area.
__________________
Quote:
Get a sitter and take her somewhere nice. Obviously "nice" is reliant on budget, as my nice might be crawfish and draft shiner at a dive bar followed by rough backseat sex parked behind Gander Mountain- whereas your nice will probably differ from that.
bjordan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 08:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Member # 13786
Location: moved 7 miles to colfax, ca.
Posts: 8,258
I guess adding water to a couple bags of concrete is out of the question
KWTMECH is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 08:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Member # 235556
Posts: 79
Cold patch probably won't work very well. If you decide to use it, get 5 gallons of pas oil, probably spelling wrong, put your cold patch down and heat with torch until hot. If it turns gray STOP, youre cooking the oil out of it. Now take it and hand tamp the hell out of it. Best would be to use some 3/8 fine hot mix. Tack the old asphalt with the same stuff and shovel/rake out your diversion berm. If you're feeling really fancy, put some more pas oil over the whole thing and throw some of that black copper slag bead blast sand on it. Seals everything up and fixes up the shitty rack job you probably did
__________________
90 Bronco, 351w, np435, 205 doubler, 4 inch long arm lift and 33x12.5 MTR's
72 Bronco
Tell_Sackett is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2019, 09:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Member # 152638
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 263
Bolt down one of these as a sort of curb.

http://www.speedbumpsandhumps.com/sp...ed-speed-bumps
chevydan3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2019, 06:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member # 90667
Posts: 714
I'm guessing a height of maybe 1" would do the trick? If so, there's a lot of options. Even gorilla glue?
Gittinwidit is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2019, 06:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
Hophead
 
Joe_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Member # 4829
Location: Leander, Tx
Posts: 77,524
Send a message via AIM to Joe_W
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefishguy77 View Post
Dig a drainage ditch with grate cover in to the driveway. Might not be a good idea depending o how steep driveway is. Just an idea I donít know shit about that sort of work.

Edit:
Is the water coming from around the home? Do ypu have good leaders hooked up to your downspouts or fo they drain on the ground. Buddy in Georgia was having runoff problems. He installed a good french drain around his home and then ties in the downspouts. Channeled the water to the back of his yard at the fence line and no more water problems.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
This is what I would lean to doing. Having a speed bump in my drive would piss me off every time I drove down it
__________________
Sure, there are 49 other states in the Union, but they are smaller, wussier, and the people talk funny.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddin
The vagina doubles as a neat little fanny pack.
Joe_W is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2019, 07:05 AM   #16 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
Tipped's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Member # 304297
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 321
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeptj19992001 View Post
plant a tree next to driveway and wait 15 years, the roots will push up asphalt, it worked at the house i just bought.
LoL, Bought spit out my coffee when I read this, because I'm there with you brother. The covered plastic drainage trough suggested works awesome. I put one across my driveway several years ago and it re-directs all the highway runoff no problem. Never have had to clean it out, stays clear.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tipped is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2019, 12:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
budget76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 38264
Location: Rocky Hill CT
Posts: 2,199
Send a message via AIM to budget76
Thanks to the non-sarcastic fawkers Rarely get to log in from home and work blocks pic hosting sites

Planning on standing out there during the next heavy storm to watch where the water is coming from again. Maybe I can slow the water uphill, haven't watched the water flow in a while.

problem / diversion area is the very edge of the drive where it meets the front yard. Not a great spot to add a trench drain because I'd have no driveway left there to support it

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevydan3 View Post
Bolt down one of these as a sort of curb.

Safety Striped Speed Bump | TreeTop Products
was actually thinking about this as an answer. It'd work and is stupid simple to do. Just need to find one in all black if I go that route, but i'm sure I can find that

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gittinwidit View Post
I'm guessing a height of maybe 1" would do the trick? If so, there's a lot of options. Even gorilla glue?
I do think 1-2" would do. Just enough to divert most of the water. The once-a-year storm I can deal with overflowing here and there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Juztyn00 View Post
these are the plan in front of the garage doors. The problem area is next to the garage, gradually sloping uphill perpendicular to the garage. Trying to divert down to the trench drains and not into the front lawn where it's washing out the dirt at the edge of the drive.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tell_Sackett View Post
Cold patch probably won't work very well. If you decide to use it, get 5 gallons of pas oil, probably spelling wrong, put your cold patch down and heat with torch until hot. If it turns gray STOP, youre cooking the oil out of it. Now take it and hand tamp the hell out of it. Best would be to use some 3/8 fine hot mix. Tack the old asphalt with the same stuff and shovel/rake out your diversion berm. If you're feeling really fancy, put some more pas oil over the whole thing and throw some of that black copper slag bead blast sand on it. Seals everything up and fixes up the shitty rack job you probably did
sounds like a PITA. thanks for confirming the cold patch won't do it.
__________________
76 Scout, 85 Toy. 94 Cherokee ALL SOLD
Resident Web-Wheeler
budget76 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2019, 12:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
budget76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 38264
Location: Rocky Hill CT
Posts: 2,199
Send a message via AIM to budget76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe_W View Post
This is what I would lean to doing. Having a speed bump in my drive would piss me off every time I drove down it
agree. 100% not adding one to the middle of the drive. it's at the edge to divert the water down the asphalt and not into the front yard area
__________________
76 Scout, 85 Toy. 94 Cherokee ALL SOLD
Resident Web-Wheeler
budget76 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2019, 02:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Member # 130300
Location: Homer Glen, IL
Posts: 1,375
Cold patch wont work well if you are putting it on top of the asphalt but if you cut out your current asphalt and have the cold patch supported on both sides it will work fine. I did exactly what you are talking about doing at my house with cold patch 3 years ago, zero issues thus far. Compaction is the key to making cold patch stay, I used my solid tire forklift to compact mine. Also seems to help to sprinkle some cement powder on top before compaction.
Mikes79bronco is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2019, 11:33 PM   #20 (permalink)
What did you expect?
 
HAPPYJOHN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Member # 119290
Location: near the 'con, CA.
Posts: 12,717
Quote:
Originally Posted by plym49 View Post
Best way to add an effective hump - - -

lay Evernoob down and pave over it.
Post of the year!!!!!
__________________
Quote:
I'd call you a cunt but you don't have the depth or the warmth.
Fuck em' and feed them fish heads-
HAPPYJOHN is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2019, 11:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
Random Dude
 
Join Date: May 2014
Member # 467273
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 834
Quote:
Originally Posted by budget76 View Post
Any good DIY options for creating a "speed bump" concept to divert water where I want it?
*CURB* . . . The word you're looking for is "curb".

Or berm.


Also, this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by KWTMECH View Post
I guess adding water to a couple bags of concrete is out of the question
Concrete is a great DIY option for a curb.

Seen it around, and I'd say it's catching on
__________________
PLEASE BUY AMERICAN SO I DON'T HAVE TO LEARN CHINESE
- The 4th little pig built his house of reinforced concrete, with wolfskin rugs in every room -

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
<-- Random crap you might find useful
ExWrench is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-16-2019, 05:10 AM   #22 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member # 80349
Location: Wampum, PA
Posts: 1,299
In the same boat. I am digging a trench alongside the driveway to divert water alongside instead of over it.

My old buddy made an angled curved berm, curb, evernoob, or whateverthefuck you wanna call it, across his driveway to divert water from going in his garage but it didn't work well in heavy rain.

The heavy downpours this year really ate up my driveway. There is a river path a foot deep down the middle and curves right. Half of my driveway gravel is down the road. I like the off road fun but it beats on the gf's car.

Last edited by muddeprived; 08-16-2019 at 05:12 AM.
muddeprived is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.