Flooding in front yard

laowaiJune 19, 2014

I've got a small front yard and am on a hill. The city requires that downspouts (which you can see in the photo) are not connected below grade, so the combination of all this means I get flooding during intense rain.

The grass is already dead after the plumbers replaced a lead pipe last autumn and ripped up the grass, and am planning to re-seed in the next couple of weeks. While doing that I'd like to see if there is anything else I can do to avoid the flooding situation. Re-grading is probably ideal, as is improving drainage from the downspout but not really sure how to do that. Any suggestions for a newbie on how to do that would be highly appreciated!

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Could you post a street view photo? Water travels downhill, trust me I feel your pain. I have a 200+' dry creek dissecting my yard to reroute stormwater.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 7:22AM
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What, exactly, do you mean by "flooding"? Water running across the grade in the correct direction (to get away from the house) does not constitute flooding. Hopefully, a picture you add will show the grade relationship with the foundation. (Not a close-up.)

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 10:09AM
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