dry creek bed for drainage
Need some drainage assistance here. please : )
I'm in Massachusetts and the roof of my 1854 house has an amazingly low pitch to it (rubber roofed now) that used to have internal gutters, But those gutters were removed and covered over, and any exterior gutters would come off say contractors with all the snow.
So I'm wondering if anyone has used a dry creek bed for drainage away from the house from roof run-off like a ground gutter. Unfortunately due to the way the house is situated, just sloping away from the house hasn't worked as when it rains heavily and the soil is saturated, water comes in through the fieldstone to flood the cellar.
So hoping maybe a dry creek bed almost directly under the drip line and flowing away from the house to the backyard, might be an idea.