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Old 02-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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I am wondering why is my yard so low?


I wondering why everytime it rains heavy water sits in my yard? The problem done put a money wrench into my garage build plans.







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Old 02-12-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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Poor grading, now drainage ditch to the street.
Lot's of clay soil there, that will do it.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Are there ways to slove it?
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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What's on the ground now, in that picture it's hard to tell.
I see all the other yards have grass and your's looks like dirt or concrete.
Someone would really have to be on site to look this one over to figure it out.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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Yes its dirt, my neighbors has grass in there yard. My also has a lot of trees in the yard so I think that kill the grass as well.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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build it up with a proper swale for drainage.
note causing problems for the neighbors typically results in remediation for their problems later.
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Yes its dirt, my neighbors has grass in there yard. My also has a lot of trees in the yard so I think that kill the grass as well.
Ayuh,... It looks awfully Flat,.... Which way is generally, Downhill,..??
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Click on the Garage Build link in my signature....the first part of it shows how I did my foundation....if you pour your footings with an 8" stem wall....you have a way to keep water out (and your walls away from the water). You use the dirt that you took out of the foundation to properly grade your yard.

I don't exactly buy into the 'remediation' comment above....if the water has no where to go from your yard, it would be more of a general issue for the whole neighborhood.

If anything...put in a drainage pipe from your back yard to the street.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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It goes down hill, plus my yard is uneven.
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It goes down hill, plus my yard is uneven.
Ayuh,.... If it were Downhill, there wouldn't be any water standin'....

Water Flows, Downhill....
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note causing problems for the neighbors typically results in remediation for their problems later.
Yes, there could actually be town bylaws that address changes to how rain/water flows
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CJ--a neighbor near by has a similar problem----He sink a sump pit into the yard and pumps the water to the front yard where it can drain to the ditch---

Natural drainage is always the best----but if that is not an affordable option---think about a pump.
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Ok how would a pump work?
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You would need to bury a 1 1/2" or 2" PVC pipe under the ground and run it from the new sump pit to a place (front yard) that will drain away---add a sump pump to the pit and an electrical cord---that's it---
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Ok thanks! Mike, I will figure a way to fix it.

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