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New construction = drainage nightmare - Anything to do?
« on: September 03, 2017, 01:59 pm »
Hi neighbors -
My house sits close to the bottom of a gradual slope. A new build a few lots up from me has been graded a good 1-2 feet above the old ground level (it was a side yard previously).  Do I have any recourse with the builder through cite code or other means? Or am I stuck with trying to adjust the drainage on my lot to accommodate the new home & grading? (Which I assume is the case, but UGH!) I'd truly appreciate any input and experience you have with this type of situation.
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Re: New construction = drainage nightmare - Anything to do?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 04:14 pm »
Contact CofA Watershed Management and the building inspector. The builders of the new house at Newton & Flat Shoals got in some expensive trouble with draining run-off water from the house onto Flat Shoals. They had to come back and re-route the water for all three of the houses.

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Re: New construction = drainage nightmare - Anything to do?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 09:43 am »
Hi neighbors -
My house sits close to the bottom of a gradual slope. A new build a few lots up from me has been graded a good 1-2 feet above the old ground level (it was a side yard previously).  Do I have any recourse with the builder through cite code or other means? Or am I stuck with trying to adjust the drainage on my lot to accommodate the new home & grading? (Which I assume is the case, but UGH!) I'd truly appreciate any input and experience you have with this type of situation.
Thank you!!
I'd think a retaining wall and/or landscaping would be required to limit runoff/erosion.
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Re: New construction = drainage nightmare - Anything to do?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 09:25 am »
Thanks guys! Great place to start!