Water pooling issue

Old 01-01-23, 09:40 PM
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Water pooling issue

I have an issue when it rains, water pools around the AC unit pictured below. It's a unique area as it closed off by the stone wall. I'm thinking my options are either fill it with cement and add slope so water runs away from house and onto the brick patio or use soil to add grading and some sort of drainage with a hole drilled through the stone wall and have water drain through it?

Which option is better? Or is there a better option?

Old 01-02-23, 05:45 AM
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I think the first question is, where is the water coming from? Better to try and fix that!
Old 01-02-23, 06:26 AM
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That looks like a planter. If you are not going to use it as a planter I would use one of the methods you mentioned. Adding soil and grading it so water runs off instead of soaking in is a good idea though I think the bare dirt will be an ugly, muddy mess. At least concrete could be kept clean and neat.

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