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Wooden Deflectors

USE low-grade lumber and overlap section with protruding end facing downstream

Timber Deflector

DRIVE stakes to at least one-half their length to insure proper anchorage

Typical Timber Installation

PLACE deflectors on solid, level soil if possible to reduce the hazard of undercutting.
DO NOT attempt to use the lumber as a dam.
SOIL firmly packed behind the deflector will provide needed additional strength
PLACE sandbags against the house if debris deflector required is greater than three feet.