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Old 04-17-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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Drainage Problem...

I, like many other people I've seen in these forums, am having a problem with drainage. I live on a hill so my yard when looking at my house from the street slopes from left to right. In fact, the hill is steep enough that it allows me to have a walk-in basement door. The problem is that the water comes down the hill through the woods and turns my backyard into a muddy stream. I've traced the source and it appears to just come out of the ground just before it reaches my property. I'm wondering if I can channel it toward the street and away from my house since there is a drainage grate there already. If anyone can help me I'd greatly appreciate it. My house is only 5 years old and my foundation already has a crack and began leaking I'm sure due to the hydrostatic pressure. I'd be happy to include some pictures. Just let me know.



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You could cut in a swale to direct the water to the street. A swale is nothing more than a shallow ditch.


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I'm wondering if I can channel it toward the street and away from my house since there is a drainage grate there already.
Ayuh,... A Dozer or Hoe could do it... It's really not a DIY thing, it takes Big Toys...
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