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ScottG

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Posted: 07/09/18 11:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another vote for gravel.


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Posted: 07/09/18 11:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fill it, cover it or drain it.


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Posted: 07/09/18 12:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

Fill it, cover it or drain it.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I would rather not use gravel as we planted grass in that area and it took off real nicely. Might have to use more soil as filler and see if that helps.

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Posted: 07/09/18 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your RV does have wheels doesn't it?

Tell the owner, that he needs to put you in a spot that isn't flooded or you will drive on down the road.


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Posted: 07/09/18 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Build a French drain to a lower area. Cut a trench with a slight slope to the lower area. Put in 6" to 12" of gravel. Place some newspaper on top of the gravel to avoid it silting up. Cover with top soil. Your grass will grow back and the site will be self-draining.


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Posted: 07/09/18 03:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know anything about seasonal sites but it seems like since you don't own that property you shouldn't undertake a project of diverting water on your own. I'd contact the owner and see what he can do to help.


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Gravel is not so good to walk on or camp on. I would use road base, sand or decomposed granite way before gravel.

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If none of the other suggestions work for you (and they are good suggestions), one other idea is to drop a couple of 2x4's across the low area and nail some 1x2's across the top. That will make a wood open deck that will let some light to the grass underneath but will let you walk across the bog and not get wet. When you don't need it any more, you have firewood. Total investment would be under $10 so it is not an expensive solution.


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Here are a few links to pictures of the water issue I am still dealing with. Any advice would be appreciated.

https://link.shutterfly.com/rVai4SFkO9

https://link.shutterfly.com/UJ8SsoRkO9

https://link.shutterfly.com/b3KQAoVkO9

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