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xx   WATER

How to keep your basement dry. Includes diagram of how to construct an underground dry well for connecting to downspouts.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1972 (v.50#5) pg. 174

Tips on installing a water-pressure relief system (perimeter drain) to drain basement water into a sump hole.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 16

How to layout and install tile lines to drain gardens or farm fields.
COUNTRYSIDE Jan 1983 (v.67#1) pg. 37

How to install a drainage system for your yard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #111 Aug 1969 (v.19#4) pg. 54

Solving basement water problems. Techniques for draining water before and after it penetrates basement walls and floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 36

Dry up a wet basement by digging a dry well to catch gutter runoff.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 74

Building a dry well to handle downspout discharge.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 8

Tip for keeping debris from covering a water drain that is flush with the driveway.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 62

The design and planting of a steep California hillside. Explains the building of a gently sloping ramp pathway, a drainage system to control runoff and plant selection.
FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 43

John Fairey's garden. The description of a half-acre lawn with sinuous paths, extensive ornamental plantings, massed azaleas and groups of pines and oaks. Describes a "creek catcher" built to slow the current and catch debris from spring overflows. Also looks at the materials, forms and textures used to create paths.
FINE GARDENING #5 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 64

Soil drainage. What's soggy, what's not, and what to do about it. Includes a list of native shrubs and trees for moist soils.
FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 42

Advice on creating a series of channels and paths to direct runoff away from a house without gutters.
FINE GARDENING #59 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 14

Cross-section of a typical drainage system to eliminate standing water in a backyard.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 10

Tips on the proper way to install drainage tile around the perimeter of a foundation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 4

Tips on installing a footer drain and a concrete "swale" to prevent water from passing under a shallow foundation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 12

Foundation drainage. To properly drain a structure you need to pick up subsurface water as well as surface runoff. Looks at surface drains, dry wells, sump pumps, foundation drains, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 82
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 4

Tip on installing drains under household appliances which are prone to accidental leaking (dishwasher, water heater, etc.).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 30

Tip on using hot water to thaw an ice blockage from an exterior drain line.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 30

Wet-wall woes. Tips on installing or replacing a foundation drainage system for an existing house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #89 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 14

Details for a dry foundation. How to improve drainage, install in-ground flashing, use French drains and drywells, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #111 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 98
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 18

Draining gutter runoff. How to install a system of corrugated plastic pipes to carry rainwater away from a house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 102

Simple test to check soil (water) drainage in a garden.
GARDEN GATE #2 Apr-May 1995 pg. 4

Suggestions for dealing with a back yard drainage problem.
GARDEN GATE #9 Jun 1996 pg. 38

Dry well constructed under a water spigot eliminates messy mud puddle.
GARDEN GATE #10 Aug 1996 pg. 6

An Rx for soggy soil. How to install a French drain.
GARDEN GATE #14 Apr 1997 pg. 36

Drainage swales. How to disguise a ditch or drainage for surface water with attractive plantings.
GARDEN GATE #17 Oct 1997 pg. 36

A roof water disposal system. Use perforated, corrugated polyethylene tubing connected to a downspout to run out in an underground trench. Carries water from downspout away from the house without the need for a drywell.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 91

Cures for soggy yards. Four ways to improve water drainage around your house and yard.
HOME MECHANIX #691 Nov 1985 (v.81) pg. 60

Tips on cleaning out a water catch basin.
HOME MECHANIX #708 Apr 1987 (v.83) pg. 64

Dry wells. How to dig the hole and lay up a six-course dry well to capture the water output from a single downspout.
HOME MECHANIX #722 Jun 1988 (v.84) pg. 76

Tip on installing a drain in a garage and a dry well to collect the water.
HOME MECHANIX #724 Aug 1988 (v.84) pg. 83
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #730 Feb 1989 (v.85) pg. 9

Simple-to-build dry well made from a perforated 55-gal. drum and crushed stone.
HOME MECHANIX #724 Aug 1988 (v.84) pg. 83

Tip on preventing water from seeping underneath a shallow concrete footer and rotting out a near-grade wooden floor.
HOME MECHANIX #741 Jan 1990 (v.86) pg. 84

How to channel water that collects in a window well down to the foundation drain tile.
HOME MECHANIX #742 Feb 1990 (v.86) pg. 70

Building a dry basement. Introduction to easy-to-install underground drainage products (geosynthetics) suitable for home construction.
HOME MECHANIX #748 Sep 1990 (v.86) pg. 56

Tip on installing a gravel drain bed on the surface around the perimeter of a house so that gutters can be removed and water will still be carried away from the foundation.
HOME MECHANIX #758 Sep 1991 (v.87) pg. 81

Effective methods for keeping water out of your basement. Looks at condensation, gutters and downspouts, sub-grade drain systems. landscaping, sump pumps, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #793 Mar 1995 (v.91) pg. 73

Tip: How to carry water from the roof away from a house without gutters and downspouts.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1985 (v.10#1) pg. 30

Making the grade. Retaining walls, stepped walkways, ramps and drainage techniques to make sloping sites beautiful and usable.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#6) pg. 46

How to keep water away from your house in order to cure a wet basement. Covers preventing gutter clogging, downspout leaders, foundation drains, and dealing with grade problems.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 77

How to divert underground water with an interceptor drain.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 96

Wooden mold for casting gutter runners out of concrete. A gutter runner is a concrete trough that carries downspout water away from the house.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1978 (v.67#3) pg. 52

What to do with a wet spot in your lawn, including making a fish or lily pond, a sump pit to collect water for pumping to dry areas, a well pit etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #479 Apr 1968 (v.64) pg. 104

Construct a dry well. Helps eliminate wet basement by diverting eavestrough runoff away from the house into the dry well.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #548 Jan 1974 (v.70) pg. 49

How to make a dry well from a 55 gal. drum and some large rocks.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #562 Mar 1975 (v.71) pg. 14

Rain drains for a drier house. How to install underground PVC pipe to direct water from gutters and downspouts away from the house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #650 Jul 1982 (v.78) pg. 60

Diagram illustrates the proper installation of a drain tile for a crawl space foundation.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #672 May 1984 (v.80) pg. 10

How to prevent surface-water contamination from entering your well.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 130

Tips on terracing a steep slope by installing terraced growing beds, water-permeable paths and a drainage system to control water from heavy rains.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1987 (v.34#9) pg. 50

Advice on improving garden drainage.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#6) pg. 23

Connect your downspouts to a length of perforated plastic pipe, installed underground, to eliminate foundation flooding.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 16

Water diversion channel for a driveway is built from 2x4s and 2x6. Prevents water from running down a driveway by siphoning it off.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1980 (v.153#6) pg. 22

Tip on installing a curtain drain to control groundwater.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1998 (v.175#8) pg. 120

Puddleproof splash trap for keeping ground under outdoor faucets dry.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1964 (v.184#6) pg. 112

Direct your downspout water to perforated plastic pipe and use it to water flower beds adjacent to your house.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1984 (v.224#4) pg. 162

Tips on proper installation of foundation (footing) drains.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1987 (v.2#3) pg. 24

Tip shows three attractive ways to handle water runoff from a paved surface.
SUNSET Apr 1978 (v.160#4) pg. 321

Dangerous ground. A look at the dangers of erosion, mud flows, and earth slumps caused by uncontrolled water runoff. What to look for, worry about and a guide to grading, draining and planting that can prevent problems.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 144

Surface drainage channels designed by a landscaper.
SUNSET Feb 1985 (v.174#2) pg. 200

How to install French drains for a garden with heavy clay soil.
SUNSET Oct 1985 (v.175#4) pg. 120

Tip: Clay sewer pipe with bell-shaped top is set into a gravel-filled hole and serves as a wash-basin and drain beneath an outdoor faucet.
SUNSET Sep 1989 (v.183#3) pg. 175

Tip on installing a drain pipe to carry water away from a window well.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #818 Sep 1997 (v.93) pg. 79

Connecting downspouts to buried drainpipes which carry the water away from the foundation.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #839 Oct 1999 (v.95) pg. 80

How to build a dry well or cistern to handle downspout water.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 44

Stopping foundation leaks. Tip shows how to dig a trench for perforated PVC pipe that runs to a silt basin in the yard.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1996 (v.52#6) pg. 4

Tip on preventing rain water from draining back into a building when the concrete slab extends beyond the walls of the building.
WORKBENCH #254 Jul-Aug 1999 (v.55#4) pg. 10