Sometimes April showers bring more than May flowers. They also bring swimming pool-size wet spots in backyards throughout Northeast Ohio. These wet spots occur for a number of reasons — most often it’s because of poor landscape grading. Adding fill dirt to low spots won’t solve the problem: all you’ll end up doing is pushing the water to a different location.

Of course, you’re lucky if the wet spot in your yard is away from your house. Water pooling alongside your foundation is never good, and the problems than ensue are plenty. We’ll tackle that in another blog post. For today, […]