BEEN THERE DONE ALL THIS:(
The problem largely depends on WHERE that water is coming from. If your
in just a little bit of a valley or place where water flows underground
all that earth moving will perhaps look nice but accomplish nothing.
certinally downspouts must direct water well away from foundation, and
gutters clean so they dont overflow dumping water at foundation. futher
grade should be away from home.
I DID ALL THIS!!! and it didnt help much, just slowed the volume a
finally got inside french drain with sump pump and that was the end of
the outside work cost over 8 grand including new sidewalks near home,
but it didnt help the water table was just below the level of the
the interior drain at 4 grand might have saved me a ton of money, and
unreal amount of work putting in new lawn and all that went with it.
run some estimates for backhoe etc, fill dirt, recommend drain in area
with gravel to keep water away from foundation.
then price interior french drain and decide.....
theres the right way, regrading yard removing trees etc.
then theres the easy way, interior drain, which is standard equiptement
on most new homes today.
Honestly I enjoyed ther BIG DIG as that summer was named here. could of
cried when it didnt fix the problem:(