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Question DetailsAsked on 9/22/2011

House sits on a slab, & backyard rises about 4" within 6 ft. How can I keep water from coming inthe track on sliding door w/o a ditch?

When inground pool was intalled years before we moved here, they apparently didn't haul away the excavated dirt, but spread it around the yard. Concrete walk around pool about 3' wide. Pipes buried about a foot down between concrete & house. Bricks from walk to door, so pipes can be accessed if needed. Several inches difference in elevation. Never had a problem in 30 years, but the heavy rains & saturated ground did not allow the water to run off into the flower beds on either side of the door. How can I correct this without a ditch? Any grating etc. would filll w/debris. Just cross my fingers we don't get another soaking like this past month?

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Hi there,
Here's a link to a page I think will be helpful. It describes a channel drain which I think is the best solution for your problem. You will have to do some digging to get it in - not quite sure what you meant about not digging a ditch but I think this will solve your water issues.


Answered 8 years ago by Dallas Curb Appeal

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