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Old 06-25-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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Depression at least six inches deep going around corner of house-in back

My home is located in a mountainous area - at the base of an incline with the home situated on another incline.

I have been having problems with water in the cellar for the past several years. Finally, this year, I had my "worker" put the 4" vinyl pipes from the downspout areas to lead away from the house for at least 20 feet.

I thought I had the problem resolved. However, during a heavy storm during the evening of 6/22/2006 I found water on the cellar floor with the water coming from the back corner of the house.

My thoughts - even tho' we had put the 4" vinyl pipes there - the area beneath the pipe at that back corner lays low - there is a depression at least six inches deep going aroung the corner of the house - and that depression might be at least 12-16" wide. (I have to assume that with a hard driving rain - the rain water could conceivably collect there - and then finds its way into the cellar.)

Would it be advisable to fill that depression with dirt? My concern - filling that area with dirt would place dirt up against the aluminum siding - would that, in time, be detrimental to the siding?

Would it be better to place such as a vinyl or other heavier type fabric beneath that soil to be added and allow the material to "rest" against the lower portion of the house?
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:51 AM   #2
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Not sure if you got you problem fixed or not but I thought I would throw my 2 cents in!! I wouldn't think that the soil would hurt the Aluminum siding. I would add the soil and tamper it down so it gets settled down better. You might have to do this more than once just will have to see after a rain to see if it settled more or not and if you are still having a problem. If you did get this fixed let us know how you fixed it. Thanks!!

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