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Old 05-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Hi All

Not to sound like a damsel in distress.... but its close. I have two swales in my backyard. And after some heavy rainfall, i have puddles in each corner of my lot.

How do i fixed this?

I plan on putting a concrete pad (for a shed) in one of the corners.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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Hi Amitabh

That was some heavy rainfall we had this afternoon huh??

We are going to need a better description or photos of your yard.
What is behind the fence. Where are the swales . Where do they drain.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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Crazy rain!!!

behind those fences are other peoples houses (backyards to be exact). Those two locations are the back corners of my backyard. My yard is somewhat flat form the house and slopes diagonal downward in each corner and then slightly up again against the fence.

DRAIN - i wish! i think the ground just absorbs them and spits out weeds!

I have attached more pictures from yesterday (when it was nice and sunny).

I hope this helps.

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Old 05-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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Hey

Crazy rain!!!

behind those fences are other peoples houses (backyards to be exact). Those two locations are the back corners of my backyard. My yard is somewhat flat form the house and slopes diagonal downward in each corner and then slightly up again against the fence.

DRAIN - i wish! i think the ground just absorbs them and spits out weeds!

I have attached more pictures from yesterday (when it was nice and sunny).

I hope this helps.

PTMD
Ayuh,.... Water flows Downhill,....

Ya either gotta dig out the area that rises from the low spot, to Lower...
Or,...
Fill in the low spot, til it's higher than the point of the fence...
which makes it yer neighbor's problem then...
it's what yer shed pad is gonna do anyways,...
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hahaha..


would a weeping tile along the fence, covered with river rock (and proper grading) help?

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