My house sits on a hill, and the gutters don't properly drain. As a result, I'm digging a new drain along the side of the house to re-route the water.
However, while digging the drain, I came upon a grounding rod just a few inches below the surface. It's directly in the path of where I need to put the drain.
Should I re-route the drain, or try to move the grounding rod?
I should say, I do have the option to move the drain away from the house a bit, too. That might solve my problem, but the drain is doubling-up as a patio drain so it would require a fairly sharp bend to accomplish that.
Edit: sorry, not a french drain. Had french drains on the brain. Just a regular buried drain.