Looking to build a lean to from my garage roof to my brick wall. Currently the area has no drainage and floods during winter, I would also like to close up the area.
Any tips on materials etc would be appreciated.
Roof to wall 125-130cm
Length of garage roof to connect 320-330cm
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When you say that the area floods during the winter, how does that occur?
Is it because of the spouting on the side of the building overloading with water or is it because of other issues like a blocked spouting or down-pipe?
Before you add a lean-to over the area, you need to sort this issue out, because with adding more roof area (with the addition), this will
add to the catchment area of the roof, whereas the rain that would have normally fell on the ground, will fall on this new roof/ spouting system
and you do NOT want the rainfall from your lean-to spilling over into behind that retaining wall, that will eventually cause it to collapse, suddenly.
Let me know what is going on there and we can work out some sort of a plan.
It's an older house with the garage being an extension. There is no down pipe on this side of the roof and so when it rains it will overflow and due to the area below being concrete there is no drainage or area to insert drainage. The other side of the wall is a garden bed and so my thought was this would be okay for the extra water? If that is not the case what other recommendations would you consider?
To my way of thinking, you need to sort out the issue why there is not any storm-water drainage on that side of the building.
and that is that in a nutshell with respect to your flooding issues.
The person that installed that spouting/ storm-water system should have installed at least (from looking at it) 2 down-pipes and a collector at ground level.
You can't hope to drain away rain water with no down pipes at all, it just doesn't work like that.
Corey1 can you take pics of closest down water pipes and try to angle photo back to your desired shelter area so we have some photo context.
Mike is right your first probem is increasing storm water handling. Dont want scare you if you dont those over flows can end up water logging you house eves and more.
Mike I am thinking closest down pipe is on the house not seen on photos between the garage and house, that photo of house side not showing standard external down piping is there other types?
Got to cut concrete to get more storm water drains in ?
Allow me to welcome you as well to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's a pleasure having you join us, and thank you for sharing your question about your garage.
It's great that you've received fantastic advice from @MikeTNZ and @Jewelleryrescue. I agree with their assessment of your situation, it seems that your gutter overflow is being caused by a lack of downpipes at the side of your garage. Is your garage floor totally level or does the water tend to pool in one area only? Does it drain away or does it evaporate over time? This might have to be addressed as well.
Would it be possible for you to post a complete photo of that area including the garage floor? Having the water drain away properly is very important as water can erode soil and cause damage to walls and house foundations.
In regards to closing the area, I suggest having a look at the rules and regulations of your local council regarding linking your roof line to your brick fence.
If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.
Water around houses like hot water over flows leaky down pipes wet and soften the soil and mud can be made more easily in the soil and can lead to termite nests forming. Know your enemy lol
The design and installation of proper storm-water removal from a house, no matter how large the roof is, depends on the following
1 Looking at you notes I dont have the outlets near the corners and I think i might retify this.
2 I have never seen a 200% collector in Australia maybe that factor is built into down pipe diameter specifications (And noted as large as possible)
Mesh thats a later problem I plan on meshing under fisrt tile to gutter outer edge to let leaves land and blow off no trap pionts. Hardest part is the roof V joins will have to mesh all the way up.
I also got to say my roof guttering installer didnt bother to add any down angles at one spot i had to add a drill a hole to drain water to stop mosquitos.
Ok I am starting to se a full rebuild thats going to cost a bomb.