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Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« on: March 20, 2017, 11:57:33 am »
Anyone out there with any experience installing a waterbar (log or rock) or water deflector?


I have a steep trackway that gets a lot of water running down it and I need to find a neat way to deflect the water into a side ditch. Unable to change camber as the track is used for vehicles and the soil just moves/erodes.  Sand / sandstone rocks on clay, on sandstone.

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 06:55:10 pm »
We use old crash barrier buried in the track level with the surface and at an angle , so the water goes into a ditch

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 02:29:26 pm »
Hmm, interesting idea @shep53  - do you have a photo?  What sort of vehicle weights would that support do you think?

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 08:18:56 pm »
Sorry almost a luddite  ,  we run artics up and down the roads .    If you look at BOX CRASH BARRIERS on ebay this is what we use
« Last Edit: March 23, 2017, 07:03:26 pm by shep53 »

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 04:28:16 pm »
Fab, thanks!! :)

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 03:14:42 pm »
stones

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2017, 03:26:47 pm »
stones
you mean an open culvert lined either side with large stones I assume? :)  got a photo?


All the stones I've tried move under vehicle traffic.

cans

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 06:44:46 pm »
Narrow open culvert, lined with wood, at a slight angle down the hill, should divert water into ditch. Depending on steepness/amount of water you may need a few

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2017, 07:35:50 pm »
is a narrow open culvert lined with metal , at slight angle down hill  not what the box crash barriers are ?  we used the wooden types and they worked for a long time until the lorries got bigger then they all got crushed , nothing has so far crushed the box crash barriers

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2017, 07:37:02 pm »
I'm in Wales... I don't think anything made of wood will last very long at all. Even if treated. :)

I have found a local guy who has some box barriers for sale so will try that,  thanks  @shep53 :)

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2017, 04:12:39 pm »
stones or scafold bars or any random piece of stuffthat not going to puncture a tyre. - they are hardy when put in with the right substraight.

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2017, 04:13:55 pm »
do ypu really want pictures? of my s**t but do the job jobs?

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Waterbars / water deflectors for paths/roads
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2017, 04:15:35 pm »
water run off is a major concern - it washes even the best drive away :(

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