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How to drain area right in front of my house. Water getting inside.

How to drain area right in front of my house. Water getting inside.

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Old 08-03-18, 10:13 AM
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How to drain area right in front of my house. Water getting inside.

Hi all!

There was a rather heavy rain this morning and a bunch of water came in the downstairs door. It didn't totally flood our basement (it's a finished basement) but enough got in I want to do something about it.

Here's a video showing you exactly what I'm dealing with:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/avwa4SdPSdvt66z98

Should I dig a trench and install a drain, or should just get something that could help me grade the gravel better?

Thinking of renting some kind of excavator or maybe one of those stand behind bucket thingies that can push gravel around?? I have no idea whatsoever about what can help me dig a trench. I've never done anything like that before.

Note: I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH HEAVY EQUIPMENT LIKE THIS.

But I want to learn how so I don't have to continue to pay people hundreds of dollars or thousands of dollars, I want to do SOMETHING on my own, haha!

Thanks!
-Derek
 

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Old 08-03-18, 10:37 AM
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Your video link doesn't work.
 
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I've fixed the link! Thanks
 
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