Our land has some drainage issues due to heavy clay soil. Being a former zoning board member and having had training in water diversion, I’m keenly aware that water is a homes worst enemy.
Our downspouts are already diverted out to the ditch, but we have pooling of water in the rear as the land slopes slightly toward the house which causes me some concern. I’ve had a landscape architect draft me a plan for a rain garden to catch the collecting water. Aside from being a utility, it will look great.
My question is, has anyone else experienced similar issues and installed a rain garden? If so, is there a way to calculated a ROI on such an item?