The area at the end of my 20x10 foot asphalt driveway has always ended up with pooled water after a storm, which becomes dangerous in the winter time. I can't even get the mail, since the pooled water freezes and resembles a small skating rink at the end of my driveway.
I just had my asphalt driveway repaired and sealed, and the culverts on eitherside of the driveway dug out to allow for more water run-off. Everything looks fine, but during a recent downpour, I could see that the rainwater was still pooling at the end of the driveway, although not as bad.
I assume that the patches of grass that separates the opening of the culvert and the edge of the driveway are the problem. (The asphalt guys dug out as much as they could, but felt that the problem should be resolved by the township/county since the problem area was part of the easement. Another asphalt guy that I got an asphalt/sealant estimate from wouldn't even dare dig out that area that the others did because he didn't do landscaping.)
There doesn't appear to be much driveway drainage problem on the side with a narrow strip of grass -- but the side with a 2-3 foot patch of grass has a lot of water pooling.
My question is: Once I figure out who has the resposibility -- and permission to attack the drainage problem -- the township or me -- would the drainage problem be helped by digging out the grass between the driveway and culverts -- and adding gravel (without blocking the culverts) where the old grass was?
I'd appreciate any help you can give me.