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Old 05-02-2004, 03:41 PM   #1
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I have a problem with water in my backyard, I have alot of standing water around my garage and it is starting to flow through cracks in the floor. I stopped the water from entering the garage but would like to know the best way to save my yard. Thank you

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Old 07-06-2004, 12:19 PM   #2
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You are going to have to do one of two things. Find the lowest point in the yard and install a catch basin/drain with a line going to the street or other suitable location. The alternative would be to regrade the yard creating the correct slope away from any buildings.

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Old 08-18-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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I am looking to buy a house which has areas of the years that retain standing puddles of water 24 hours after heavy rain. I've been told I might need to regrade. It's about .25 acre of land. Is this expensive? Is it something I could do myself. I am not very handy...yet.

Any advice appreciated!
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:30 PM   #4
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I would suggest regrading your yard for pitch away from your garage and foundation, a 1/4 - 1/2 inch per foot pitch should move the water away. if that is not possible, trenching and /or swales will be needed.
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