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FishinTygah84
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Back Yard Drainage
Moved to a new house about a year and a half ago. The development is roughly 15 years old and so is my house. The backyard is a great size but it holds standing water for days and takes 5-7 days to dry out.

Anyone have any recs for yard drainage in the BR area?

TIA


TheBoo
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The Bay Area
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re: Back Yard Drainage
When's the last time you graded your back yard?


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CajunPilot1
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Dec 2017
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re: Back Yard Drainage
I have the same problem. Moved in about 6 months ago. The house does not have gutters. Will this make a big impact to the amount of water holding in my back yard? I plan to add gutters soon. I do not have standing water but the ground is extremely soft after a rain and takes days to dry out.
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Cracker
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in a box
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re: Back Yard Drainage
French drain


CrawDude
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re: Back Yard Drainage
You looking to hire someone? If so you could stop by both Keeling Landscape Supply (Industrialplex) and irrigation Mart on Airline Hwy, both within a mile or 2 of each other.

Both sell drainage supplies and I’m sure they could suggest contractors to whom they sell drainage supplies. Both have always been helpful with suggestions when I have gone to purchase drainage supplies for my own DYI projects.

If you want ideas for DYI watch some videos by Apple Drains on YouTube - guy has dozens of videos on this subject.
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CAT
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re: Back Yard Drainage
quote:

The house does not have gutters. Will this make a big impact to the amount of water holding in my back yard?


Depends on where the gutters send the water. If directed in the correct direction it can make a big difference.


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CAT
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Central Arkansas
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Back Yard Drainage
quote:

Moved to a new house about a year and a half ago. The development is roughly 15 years old and so is my house. The backyard is a great size but it holds standing water for days and takes 5-7 days to dry out.



What size of a yard do you have? Are you able to grade the back yard to one side so rain can drain off? Can also make a small swale so water collects and then drain off your property, if able to do so depending on your neighbors etc.



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Aristo
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Back Yard Drainage
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French drain


Came to post the same thing.


GeauxGutsy
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Member since Jul 2017
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re: Back Yard Drainage
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French drain


Only if properly maintained.


-Grade the area
-identify correct areas on each side of home for a catch basin.
-trench from backyard to front and install PVC
-Install gutters and tie in priority downspouts to pvc
-Re-grade area and chose proper grass for area to mitigate erosion
-Address any other erosion areas with adjoining property



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Miketheseventh
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Member since Dec 2017
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re: Back Yard Drainage
I’m my neighborhood my yard just happens to be the central location where everything drains to. I ran power and installed a sump pump. This last rain event it took two days to pump it out. If I didn’t have that the water would stay until it evaporated. If you truly want to get the water out you will have to do something to move the water


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