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Old 03-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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I bought the house in May and when it really started to rain in this area I noticed that there is a great amount of standing water in my back yard. The rest of the yard is fine but it looks like this is where it all comes "down hill".




You can see that it is pretty bad and there is a tree there and some ivy. The water is not up to the house but comes pretty close tot he AC unit (it is on cement blocks). I wanted to ensure that it does not get too close to the house and maybe I can take care of it.

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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Ayuh,.... Water, Flows Downhill....

Ya gotta lower the grade, Somewhere to drain off the water...

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Someone would really need to be on site to figure out some place for it to go.
You can not just have it run to the persons next doors yard.
A swale to get it to run to the street or a drainage ditch?
Hard to tell what the lay of the whole property is with that one picture.
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Where are you located? Does this happen often? I ask because here in the midwest we've had plenty of melting happening. Since the ground is still frozen it often times pool up, whereas during a rain it would drain into the soil better than it does now.
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Where are you located? Does this happen often? I ask because here in the midwest we've had plenty of melting happening. Since the ground is still frozen it often times pool up, whereas during a rain it would drain into the soil better than it does now.
I am in the DC metro area. It does happen when it rains but never this "bad". I went for a walk later that day with my wife and noticed a lot of standing water on the sidewalks and other areas of people's houses. Maybe the ground is not very porous right now.
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