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Old 07-10-2018, 05:19 PM   #1
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From old finished grade 20 feet away to fence of old finished grade I am level.
Putting proper grade would look rediculous with current fence. Also there is a 3 foot common piece of grass before curb and street behind fence so grading would create a trench . Not sure what to do here
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Pictures would help and your approximate location. Snow, frost, and how close other properties are important. If you have any idea as to the soil and drainage around your house let us know, clay or sand?

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I'm in southwest Montana . It can get below zero. Pretty dry here all considered. I don't know what kind of mix for dirt. Looks maybe a little clay in rocks about 6 to 8 inches down.it is a 4 plex
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From old finished grade 20 feet away to fence of old finished grade I am level.
Putting proper grade would look rediculous with current fence
Ayuh,..... The water has to go Somewhere,.....

Pick a point, drive a pin, 'n make everywhere else, Higher, by an inch every 10',......
Any water will drain to that point,....

Any water comin' in from elsewhere,..??
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I can pull an inch every ten feet without it lookin too goofy. The neighbor to the right has river rock on top of felt so if I imagine a little could flow towards me if I drop some but if I can squeeze an inch or two I guess it could work. Can't get worse then negative grade I guess

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A lot depends upon how much water you get, but a collection point and a pit filled with stones to encourage the water to go down might take care of some. What is outside the fence, any low areas where the water could be directed?

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A 3 foot patch of grass around the 4 plex then curb then street. The power box and cable pedestal are right behind the fence too. It's been this way since it was built 9 years ago so we don't get too much water apparently , crawl isn't flooding . I can take a picture behind the fence tomorrow. Looked like junk since I moved in . Voles and huge rocks under sod. Dead mossy spots . Just now tackling it.

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SW Montana, been awhile. Grandparents used to live in Sula, then Corvallis, then up near Missoula. I do remember their strawberry patch .

If the soil is deep you could set a drainage pit (concrete ring) with a metal cover. Did one of those in NJ and it has worked for almost 40 years, but they have pure sand.

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I'm sure it's changed a lot since you were here last. Good and bad.

I think I can squeeze a few inches of grade in and get this done. If I need to later I will carve a few feet off the fence line and grade into a pit as you suggested. Doubt I will need to it's pretty dry up here even with the snow. It's a 4 plex so I will just have to deal with it.☺️


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