i have a 10x10 area in the front of my house with plantings. the back
side is the house. the two sides are also against my house but only the
first 7 feet or so. the last 3 feet are ringed with belgian block, the
front abuts a bluestone walk.
the area floods when it rains. the water does no damage to the house as
it mainly flows over the belgian block or the walkway on to grass or an
asphalt driveway, but i'd like to not have the water pool at the front
and sides of the area. it tends to wash away the soil and mulch.
a simple cure i believe would be to drill some weep holes in several of
the belgian blocks. i believe the block is 4" tall. any problems
(structurally) with drilling thru the block say in the middle or is it
likely to crumble apart or be so hard that it will be a bear to get
thru? obviously i'd experiment, but i have no extra blocks