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I've got a fairly steep section of gravel driveway, which of course wants to wash out in any heavy rain. To prevent that, I've placed shallow trenches across it in 3 places that divert runoff to a ditch alongside. While these diverters work pretty well, they need regular reshaping and cleaning out. I'd thought to replace them with concrete or composite trench drains, but the $1200 price tag these carry has me reconsidering my options. I'd even thought to cast my own concrete trench drains, but the net savings is only a couple of hundred bucks. I've considered paving, but $1.50/sq. ft. x 10,000 sq. ft. = out of the question. Anybody have a clever alternative?
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