In this case level is not good enough. The land needs to slope away from your house so water does not accumulate against your foundation.
If the ground remains squishy after a rain storm long after neighbors' lawns drain out then you need to fix things.
Regrade the land if applicable.
The disadvantages of crab apple trees. In summer, the apples are too sour to pick and eat. In winter the birds come and leave dropping all over the place.
Last edited by AllanJ; 01-17-2013 at 03:07 PM.