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Old 04-02-2011, 10:36 PM  
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I found a home with flood damage. The backyard goes down hill toward the house so I am sure that is the cause of the damage. Could I set up a circular ditch with a mound of soil or sand next to it and force the water to flow around the home and into the drain in the street?


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is this a basement house or crawl space or slab?


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Without someone being there to look at it there's little chance anyone here can do anything but guess.
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I second Joes opinion, get someone out there that can see the issues combined.
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is this a basement house or crawl space or slab?
It is a basement. It snowed heavy yesterday and melted fast yesterday so I checked out the basement and there was no water. I did notice water marks going down from the basement window.
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Is the window or windows below ground level?
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pump it out of the yard, it could leak into the basement. if it does, here's a guide on repairing it:
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Is it actually flood damage or just a drainage issue? If the property is in a flood zone then that's a whole different deal than if it's a drainage problem.


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