Hello I will be giving weather news from the county of Parkland near Spruce Grove, Alberta. Spruce Grove is 15 minutes West of Edmonton.
By: bawlf , 12:59 PM GMT on April 24, 2014
0.6 C (33.08 F) at 6:42 AM with 10.1km/h WSW winds. Sunrise 6:14 AM and Sunset 8:51 PM
Today 04/24 0% chance of precipitation
Sun and clouds mixed. High near 10C. Winds NW at 15 to 25 kmh.
Tonight 04/24 20% chance of precipitation
Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 1C. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 kmh.
We have had approximately 28 mm (1 7/64 inches) of rain in the past 2 days which is a fair amount of rain for this parkland geographic area. Our home has had some drainage issues over the past 6 years since we moved in. The problem lies with the way the contractors had to route the downspout because of the grading. The swale for drainage is located about 15' away from the side of the house approximately mid-distance between our home and out neighbours. This makes for a 15' downspout which is in the way for the lawn mowers when the landscaping company comes weekly to mow our lawns. They have to remove this long downspout and reconnect when they are finished mowing.
A couple of summers ago we went away for a long weekend. While we were away the lawns were mowed but the workers did not replace the downspout. When we returned one third of our basement was flooded with about 3/4" of water. That says something about how level our basement floor is! Since then I have installed a flexible drainage tube. This allows the tube to drain out the rear of the house over the rock bed below our deck, so the workers do not have to remove it. However, when there is a greater downpour than the norm this area of the yard cannot handle the volume of water and I have to place it through to the original swale.
I hope the above solution will prevent any further flooding. The only problem now is if the weather suddenly changes while we are away. Time will tell.
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