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Cool A 5-foot drop in just 12 feet? That IS steep. ...

A 5-foot drop in just 12 feet? That IS steep.
I would use larger size gravel, and frame out some terrace steps with pressure-treated 4"X4"s filled with gravel to get to the basement.
The steps...
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Cool The French drain idea may be a good one if your...

The French drain idea may be a good one if your soil does not absorb water readily. That's your call.
The gravel should stay in place on the landscaping fabric from its own weight, unless the slope...
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Cool Depending upon the type of wood that your deck is...

Depending upon the type of wood that your deck is made of (redwood? pressure-treated?), you are going to encourage rot, ice build-up, etc. by doing that.
It would be better to slope the ground under...
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