Help with leaky corner
I have a problem with drainage in my yard. As you can see from the pic , the driveway slopes towards the house. That corner of the basement which is under the stairs gets trickles of water when it rains a lot. I also noticed water coming in beneath the back door where the house meets the concrete. My plan is to attach rebar to the house and build out a conrete stoop, then build a slope along the side (you can see where there was a vine root) so that water slopes away from the side of the house. The opening you see is for the downspout and the other is a drain that goes into a catch basin. I just had those both replaced 1-2 years ago. Does anyone forsee a problem with this or have any suggestions on what not to do? I am in Chicago and get lots of freezing, lots of rain and snow.The cracked concrete was put in by the plumbers who did not do a good job at all. Te other stuff has been there forever.
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