We have this beautiful home, on beautiful land, however, this year the nightmare began. The drainage water from melting snow compounded the problem that started with last summers flooding and terrential rains in central Iowa.
The run off has literally washed out the ground around the foundation. Water is now seeping into the basement from under the foundation as well as through the walls.
Is there any way to keep this from washing out in the future? I've decided maybe this home isn't worth keeping so am dreaming of most inexpensive way to hold temporarily? Is there really such a thing?
I uploaded some photos also to give everyone an idea of the extent of damage done as well as terrain of land surrounding the problem. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!!
There is usually no simple solution to drainage problems, but, it looks to me like you need to build a retaining wall to hold that dirt back at that corner of the house.
Behind the retaining wall should be plenty of gravel with corrugated piping in the bottom to channel the water away from the house.