Water Drainage around house

Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2004 08:55 am
I am needing tips/advice on how to "redirect" water drainage. The slope of our backyard is rather steep and I'm concerned that water will damage the foundation of our home. I was thinking of building a berm? (someone mentioned it!) What are some good ideas to use in landscaping to decrease erosion and also to redirect water flow??
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2004 09:08 am
Without knowing where you are located a berm might be a problem with termites or pests. Another solution might be running drain tile along the perimeter to carry water to a lower grade.
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2004 09:49 am
Steph-redmon, you are smart to be concerned about standing water against your house's foundation; it can be deadly to the foundation and walls. A berm won't solve the water against the house foundation problem because the water will just run around it toward the house.

A french drain may be your answer depending on the volume of water drainage and your type of soil.


BTW, Welcome to Able2Know; glad to have you here.

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