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Old 12-30-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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Hello I just visited my son's new home in Charlotte and the slopeing back yard is a muddy mess. I suspect a seasonal underground spring or other ground water that travels under the contours of the slope in the rear of the yard.

It is possible that rain lingers and the wet clay just sits there, but i was there long enough without rain to have seen some improvement. so i am thinking freshwater something. and it didn't stink, so i don't think a leaking sewer.

Does anyone know of a company that can identify and correct water problems?

thanks for ideas in advance.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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He should grow grass first. That may solve the problem.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Friend my first concern is about the landscaping done by the builder. Sometimes the natural flow of water is altered when they "landscape" for new homes. Are there other problems in the joining lots?
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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yes thank you ,

the adjoining house has standing water 4 inches or so. water is ankle deep in my sons yard.

I think it dries up in the summer and is hard clay.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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Sounds like minimum some time of retaining wall is needed...

Be prepared to spend buku bucks to get the problem fixed....

make sure you get several estimates from reputable contractors...the last thing you need is two guys w/a truck and no teeth to screw it up.....
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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thanks all, will pass on the info
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