Storm-water management and patio design
gris1976
April 30, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Who should I contact? I need to solve my flooding situation in m yard and and re-do the cracked cement patio! Wo can help with all? What is cheaper pavers or slab? Big project...
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Judy M
Sounds like you need a swale connected to a drain to divert water away from one part of the yard to another.

Our builder did one, contractors that have bigger equipment (backhoe) and experience with concrete can usually help, so same person might be able to install drain and fix pool area.
April 30, 2013 at 3:54am     
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Judy M
Sorry, same person could fix your patio.
April 30, 2013 at 3:55am   
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K.O.H. Construction Corporation
It depends on where the water is coming from. Is it draining from another parcel? Are there swales cut in for drainage, is the water coming from the streets, is the house sitting too low in the ground, need more info and pics. concrete is far cheaper than pavers
April 30, 2013 at 4:33am     
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gris1976
Thanks for the feedback!
April 30, 2013 at 3:59pm   
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LA+A studio, llc
Since this seems like both a functional and aesthetic challenge, I would suggest you hire a Landscape Architect to analyze your overall drainage patterns and integrate a design solution that addresses both form and function.
April 30, 2013 at 4:07pm     
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Ginkgo Leaf Studio
Anytime someone mentions a drainage issue I immediately suggest contacting a professional. I agree this is both an aesthetic and functional issue. Have your patio designed by a landscape designer or landscape architect and see if they have a landscape contractor with experience in storm water management that they can recommend.
April 30, 2013 at 7:27pm     
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Ironwood Builders
I agree with contacting a local professional. A site evaluation is necessary to effectively make recommendations.
April 30, 2013 at 7:30pm     
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