Flooding due to sloping walk
Can't be done economically or cheaply.
You need to direct the water from the roof somewhere so it does not pool up against your house.
You need to regrade the land so water runs away from the door.
After that you may still need a French drain (or an ordinary drain system with non-perforated pipe). A French drain must also go somewhere so the water drains by gravity, or must have a sump pump. The purpose of a French drain is to collect water (usually from surrounding saturated earth and soil) and take it away, not to absorb the water.
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; 02-13-2013 at 07:46 AM.