I was looking at a youtube video, this guy put a 1/2 hp sump pump in his yard to address a similar problem, and I am thinking to try the same method. I will have to pump water out to street. Is this a good way to do it?
The other thing I was contemplating/planning...........I picked up a cement mixer and am thinking to put in a garden retaining wall so i can better level the garden and hopefully contain the water so it will no longer flow across the garden. the retaining wall will be about 90' long and I was thinking about 8 inches wide and 1' deep. At the lowest point at the very back, there would be about 9 inches of the wall above existing grade. So if I am calculating correctly that is 67.5 cubic feet of concrete which is about 2.5 yards.I have used the quikrete concrete mix bags for another project and was not impressed with the quality, and looks like it would take at least 100 80lb bags to do this job. so I am thinking to pick up portland cement and aggregate so I can mix stronger/better concrete.
how do i mix cement aggregate and should any additives be used?
I live in central Michigan by the way.