!!!french drain question!!!
I have an old (75+yrs) pier and beam house that i bought about 3 years ago and am just now getting a chance to correct a drainage issue. The water flows from the front of my property( street) to the back and it goes under my house causing it to throw my house out of level. My question is How far away from the skirting (which is stucco) should I put the french drain. Second question- is it possible to divert all the water that my french drain diverts, into a cystern so I can use the captured water to water my plants? And will I have to create a barrier of some kind a seal or lip to go around the skirt that goes part way into the ground to not allow the water under my house?