Originally Posted by daluu
Thanks for the suggestion. But part (not all) of the landscape where water is pooling is concrete walkway (flat, not sloped). So I don't think I should just lay sloped fill dirt over the concrete (unless as last resort and cheap option), right?
If you look closely, you may see it in the photos, but may be kind of hard to notice since water pools over the concrete so you may not see it that well.
You know it really depends on how you want to do it. Do you want to do it right or do you want a bandaid?
Settling is settling. Its pooling over your concrete because the ground under the concrete has settled causing a low spot. How do you fix it? Remove the concrete. Fix the grade, compact correctly then place concrete back over the corrected grade.
In the areas on the side of your house I'd probably put in a drain that would carry water towards the front or back of your house.
I'd also remove that concrete planter border because it is functioning as a dam right now.