Reroute the driveway drain and the downspouts to spill all their water on the surface.
It is possible you need to regrade your land because water spilled on the surface next to the house must flow awy from the house to avoid basement flooding problems.
A dry well that the footing drains feed into may not have anything else fed into it. The footing drains should be left in place with basement openings remaining open and ground surface openings capped off and are this is not to be used as a leach field for downspouts, etc.
At a later date you could dig new underground drain lines for the downspouts. This is useful only where you have a downhill in back where the new drain lines, which must be pitched downward as they progress away from the house, will come to the surface (meet the surface).
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; 07-14-2010 at 01:16 PM.