Answer: Based on your description it sounds like you have some serious drainage concerns. Since any change to drainage in one spot affects all of the other drainage directions, it is impossible to change just one thing without carefully considering the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, it is impossible to provide long distance advice about drainage. Your best bet, and I would strongly advise you do this, would be to consult with a landscape architect or other grading professional with training in surface grading, runoff management and so on. They should be able to explore the options with you and make suggestions as to how to handle the problem -- perhaps even ways to keep the water from draining into your yard in the first place. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful.
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