Letitia McLaughlin wrote:
I hired a gardener and he was digging holes to assess the soil quality and he found that there was very little top soil and lots of aggregate. So he kept digging 1/2 foot and he hit clay and then all of a sudden the hole starting filling with water.
Tyler Ludens wrote:To me this looks like the site was not properly prepared and that if possible you should contact the builder! Provision for drainage should have been part of the site prep, and it seems like you shouldn't have to pay extra for it after the fact.
Greg McCain wrote:One permacultury way of handling the problem is to take and plant a cutting of a weeping willow tree (away from the house).Weeping willows generally grow next to rivers.
(A) absorb some of the water
(B) the leaves falling will help add more soil and
(C) (If that doesn't help) You can chew on a branch cause they make aspirin out of them.
Either way good luck
Jotham Bessey wrote:Yep, building inspector first, then back to whoever was responsible for site prep to have them fix it. Cause if you get hard frost, you're gonna have trouble!