Suggestions for Patio Drainage (small, unwanted pond)
I am looking for suggestions regarding a backyard patio drainage issue. The picture shows what our patio looks like during a heavy rain with a puddle about 2 inches deep in the deepest spot.
The rest of the yard does not seem to have any problem draining, although there is some shallow pooling of water in the grass barely visible behind the chair in the center of the picture.
Is the solution here to remove dirt around the patio? I know the previous owner used tons of mulch in this area of the yard and think that may have raised the yard. However, I am not sure the solution is that simple and have also been thinking about french drains and other more complex solutions.
I am also considering redoing the patio by adding pavers or tile on top but want to address the drainage first or if possible as part of that project.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.