Thanks to everyone for the advice. I had certainly thought about the
fact that the house is 35 years old and doesn't seem to have any major
damage to the slab (that I can tell, anyway), so maybe there's nothing
to worry about. I'm just a natural-born worrier, though. :-)
I'm thinking what I'm going to do is add soil to that area of the
house, and to any others that might need it, to raise the ground up a
bit. Not sure how much soil I'll need, but I'll figure it out as I go
along. The guttering along the house should probably be re-thought.
Between those two things, and the drain pipe that I've already put
into the ground through the problem area, hopefully the issue will be
Thanks again for the responses. My mind is a little more at ease now.
Now I just have to deal with the nice certified letter I just
received saying that the County is going to pave the roads throughout
the neighborhood and I get to pay up to $788 because of it. Ugh.
Take care, All.