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by chubby_ninja
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Re: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

Morning people, Off topic... I don't want to take the thread "off topic", but why did the trees have to go? (had all other possible solutions been ruled out as unachievable by the owners?) Yes there is only one solution to a an established Stag Horn Tree that is shooting roots and that is removal. T...
by chubby_ninja
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Re: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

Hi UKMicky, thanks for the explanation. I am trying to look at all possible avenues for rain to get into the garden so that I can eliminate any that could exacerbate the flooding potential. If I can eliminate "leaks" into the garden and it still floods then the garden itself has the potential and th...
by chubby_ninja
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Re: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

JohnP1950 wrote:Have any of the ground surfaces in the vicinity - i.e. your customer's or their neighbour's land - been artificially raised or lowered?
No
by chubby_ninja
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Re: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

I haven't dismissed anything yet, my investigations could just as well prove me wrong as prove me right. This situation will start with; I hope, an intelligent conversation with the neighbour. I recognise people can get defensive when told of a problem they are potentially causing and I myself have ...
by chubby_ninja
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Re: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

I will be contacting the council tomorrow to find out rules and regs re water fall off etc. The neighbour the other side of my customers is lower ground but does not have this flood issue. so water tables become a mute issue and it is sheer volume of water running off that potentially creates the is...
by chubby_ninja
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Re: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

Hi Arborlad, no its been on going for several years. The amount of water is a repeated accumulation over several rain falls and with the repeated excess from the neighbours garage it is not going to drain until we have a week of dry weather, by this time the plants will all be dead or certainly on t...
by chubby_ninja
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Re: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

hi Ukmicky, Some of the water is obviously rain fall directly onto the grass, she has a kind of small orangery; glorified greenhouse really that drains into a waterbutt but I checked that and its approx 3/4 full, she's a keen gardener as you can see from the images but this water is killing a lot of...
by chubby_ninja
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Re: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

Hi Johnp1950, no I don't mind, one has to consider all scenarios, I've added 8 more images to my dropbox album (see second post for link) He has now placed a concrete slab over the pipe and moved a plant pot very close, see new images for that. To me; and I may be wrong but that shows premeditated c...
by chubby_ninja
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Re: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

Hi all, and thank you for your feedback and info. I will pop in tomorrow to take some wider view photographs, I wanted to get there while it was raining but I couldn't as I was on another job approx. 10 miles away. In the meantime. The neighbour originally had a water butt but that was continually o...
by chubby_ninja
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Links to Websites of Interest
Replies: 11
Views: 17537

Re: Links to Websites of Interest

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by chubby_ninja
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Neighbours Gutter water floods garden
Replies: 26
Views: 12391

Neighbours Gutter water floods garden

Hi all, thank you for taking the time to read my post. I have an elderly customer (78) who I do a lot of work for, I noticed her garden was flooded, I assumed she had a clay base and the water wasn't dissipating very quickly. Unfortunately it was nothing to do with that. The neighbour, has a garage ...