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Flooding in front yard

Posted by laowai none (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 19, 14 at 7:07

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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RE: Flooding in front yard

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.

RE: Flooding in front yard

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.)

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