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Old 03-07-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Last fall i had a 24x48 patio laid. There has been standing water near the back /middle of the yard. How can i get rid of the puddles in the yard so I will be able to fully enjoy the patio and yard.

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I would start digging

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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You may need to regrade the land so the water runs away.
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Think gravity. Whatever water doesn't soak into the soil, gravity puts it wherever it can. What is the terrain like, pot holes or low spots?- fill them in. Did they alter the lawn when the patio was installed, create a ridge or ruts with a backhoe? Fill in areas slowing over time with a rich topsoil or sand to let gravity take all the water off your property. If you want it fixed this year and it isn't potholes, rent a sod cutter, add the topsoil, then replace sod.
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Last fall i had a 24x48 patio laid. There has been standing water near the back /middle of the yard. How can i get rid of the puddles in the yard so I will be able to fully enjoy the patio and yard.
Ayuh,... It's gotta be graded so it drains...

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