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Water Drainage issue in the back lawn are by the foundation of home.

Problem:  Improper grading of back lawn causing water to puddle at the foundation and in several areas close to the foundation

Water Drainage Issue Resolution:

  • Dig a 20″x 8″x 20″ horizontal trench across the complete rear foundation of the house
  • Dig 3 vertical connector trenches 20″x 8″x 10″ running into the lawn area away from the foundation
  • Place landscaping fabric into each trench allowing enough fabric to wrap the drainage rock and drainage pipe
  • Place 3″ of drainage rock into the bottom of all trenches
  • Install 6″ of plastic drainage pipe in all trenches with t-connectors to run into the vertical lawn trenches
  • Install 6″ of drainage rock on sides and on the top of the drainage pipe
  • Fill the trenches with existing soil, level and plant grass seed

Carpentry and Repairs:

  • Re-design back entrance steps
  • Re-built existing steps and gate
  • Apply two-tone solid stain on the deck and railings
  • Remove existing left section of deck steps and railings and replace with new railings
  • Cut out a 6′ section of center railings and build new steps at the center and angle (as shown in the picture) and install new handrails, pickets and steps
  • Rebuild stringers and the steps on the right side of the deck
  • Apply 2 coats of white sealer to all railings and apply 2 coats of solid stain to the deck floor


Johnny on the Spot came to our rescue when we realized that the deteriorating condition of our bathroom shower was out of control. Everyone at JOTS are very friendly and professional, and by the time they were finished, our disgusting shower looked like it was brand new! My wife and I were very happy with both the results…

CR, Richmond