French Drain + Gutter Drainage; Same trench?
I'm going to be installing a French drain around much of the perimeter of the house shortly and would also like to bury my gutter drainage at the same time.
I understand not to dump my gutter runoff into the French drain pipes, but what I am curious about is can I utilize the same trench and "stack" the pipes?
So it would be, starting lowest to highest (excluding the fabrics)
2. French pipe
4. Gutter drainage (solid pipe)
Or, is this a bad idea and will make the French drain less effective? In which case, I would need 2 parallel drain lines that I can "Y" together farther from the house.
I will be having a small backhoe doing the trenches, so it will not be much of an issue.
If they must be parallel, I would presume that the storm water drainage should be farther away from the foundation than the French drain? My plan was to have the French trench 4 feet from the foundation to drain a soggy yard as well as keep water from seeping into the basement.
Thanks for the help!