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Old 02-13-2018, 01:43 PM  
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Thanks. So he talks about adding organic matter. Does it mean I would have to dig up the area that not gets flooded to clay level, add compost or mulch or whatever and then cover it with the soil I dug up? Or something different?
If you have clay over gravel you could do a French drain. You would like to find where water goes away fast. I don't have all the answer just some good questions, you need all the info you can get to help decide what to do. I would do the perc test and see what happens at 1 ft and 2 ft then 3 ft deep.

Are you on city sewer, does the city have a storm sewer system.


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Are you on city sewer, does the city have a storm sewer system.
Yes, why is this important?


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Yes, why is this important?
If you are on a septic tank system, adding more water to the yard may not be a good idea.
Our cities have storm sewer that we connect yard drain house perimeter drain and downspout drains to.
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Hard to tell without seeing in person, but it looks like your yard is higher than the sidewalk but lower than your walk at the house.
Perhaps you can re-grade your yard so it slopes to the sidewalk with no low spots between the two areas.

Might want to consider getting rid of that large tree along the road and regrading there too. This might also solve the roots in the sewer pipe problem.
If the roots are an ongoing issue, there are companies that can lay a pipe within your exist pipe. Some kind of extruded plastic casing. Might be worth looking into.


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