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Old 04-12-2015, 01:55 AM   #1
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Site Drainage

In heavy/long lasting rain, water pools next to our house and seeps into the ground, and then comes out into a lower portion of the house. There is an external pipe/drain that it can flow into, but the angles and size of it must not be sufficent. Also, on the other side of the house, water runs under the house from up the slope, and down into the garage and down our driveway.

I know this is a DIY website, but I am wondering if a general plumber could assist with site drainage, or would there be someone else better to help out?
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:21 AM   #2
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Ayuh,.... You need a Landscapin'/ Grade work Pro, not a plumber,....

'bout the only thing they've got in-common is,...
Water flows downhill,....
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:24 PM   #3
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You need to regrade the land.

Do not have below-grade beds of gravel or mulch up against the house. These will collect water rather than get rid of water.
Stick to your lawn watering schedule until it really pours. Otherwise the storm might miss and the part that gets watered last (3 days away?) will dry up.
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Get rid of all lowspots around foundation make sure your Downspouts are evacuating the water far from the house.
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