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What can we do about drainage problems? We're getting more water into the basement since replacing backyard sidewalks.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 05, 2013 01:08 AM
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Initially, our old house (1880's) had French drains. When they deteriorated, we had a contractor come to also replace the backyard sidewalks. Instead of putting in new French drains, he poured the concrete on a slope away from the house--which was to solve the problem. On the driveway side of the house, he scooped the dirt to make a small bowl-like that was to channel the water into the backyard. Unfortunately, we now get more water into the basement. What to do next that will solve the problem and hopefully not be out-of-reach financially?




 

 

Initially, our old house (1880's) had French drains. When they deteriorated, we had a contractor come to also replace the backyard sidewalks. Instead of putting in new French drains, he poured the concrete on a slope away from the house--which was to solve the problem. On the driveway side of the house, he scooped the dirt to make a small bowl-like that was to channel the water into the backyard. Unfortunately, we now get more water into the basement. What to do next that will solve the problem and hopefully not be out-of-reach financially?

Bonnie,

The reason for more water in the basement is because of the large concrete surface installed outside of the home. The water is not longer allowed to perk into the...


 

 

 
 
 

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