||05-31-2011 09:27 PM
terracing a backyard
Need Ideas or sugggestions.
The back of my backyard is higher than my back porch. Currently when it rains alot, water will collect on the back porch which is concrete. The last flood situation I dug a trench to help divert water off to the side of the house and flow out into the front yard.
Later this year I will be replacing fences and redoing the yard. I plan on bringing in my tractor with a box blade to recontour the yard. I am on a corner lot so I am thinking the back portion of the back yard i can contour it to flow out the driveway and onto side street.The section of yard closer to the house build a contour of some sort to divert water to side of home and out to front yard. In the back yard picture the letter"L" laying flat on ground sideways, in the corner is my rear entry door and a 8x8 porch. Would like to go with a larger wood deck, but worry about water build up under it when we do have hard rains.Granted we dont get much rain, but when it does rain, seems to come all at once.