Flooding Lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Hatfield, PA
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Question by royale
March 21, 1999
HELP!!!!My husband and I recently bought a home and the previous owners planted about a thousand trees, all kinds,all around the house.The company that managed the property,before we bought it, cut down a few of them but there's still about twenty-five trees left, not to mention the holes left from the ones that were cut down.Everytime it rains our yard looks like an olympic size pool.Well that may be an overexaggeration but it's pretty bad and heavy rains cause floods in our basement.What can we do,besides filling the enormous holes, to stop the flooding.None of our neighbors have this problem.Are there any plants that like standing in water besides seaweed.We also have very large patches of moss growing.Can I get rid of it without cutting down anymore trees?

Answer from NGA
March 21, 1999
Based on your description it sounds like you have a serious drainage problem and may be risking damage to your foundation. I would strongly recommend you have an engineer, landscape architect or other grading and drainage professional provide some on-site advice.

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