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Old 11-15-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Water Puddles on Lawn

We are buying a home where water doesn't drain properly after raining. It was disclosed by the buyer, so we will fix it ourselves. The puddling isn't near the house, basement is dry, etc., but want to fix the lawn so that it will dry properly after raining.
It appears that there's an indent in the lawn about halfway between the back fence and the house. The owner had an above ground pool a couple of years ago. If we fill with dirt, do you think that will correct the problem?
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Filling the hole with dirt will push the water toward other areas. In a perfect world it would be best to have a gradual grade that moves the water in a certain direction. If there is now way to move the water by surface contours you should research installing a catch basin and sub-surface piping to move the water out of this low area to be released into a storm drain or other similar area. Pictures could be helpful if you want to discuss further.

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Old 11-17-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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OK, I will get some pics and download them tomorrow or Thurs.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:39 PM   #4
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Pics will help but if they weight of the pool is where the problem was you have compressed the soil a fair amount and might want to till and regrade all anyhow. Can you fit a small tractor back there?
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