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Old 11-21-2016, 06:54 AM
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Many thanks - I'll try the dye thing tomorrow. Yes, I thought about the A/C, but it hasn't been running over the past week & it's still soaking wet. The house is 11 years old (Lynnhaven) so I'll get a plumber out to check it. Again - thanks!!

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I have the same problem since first moving here almost 5 years ago. My lanai is on the side of our house so we do not go in the backyard a lot. Well......our backyard is a swamp. So are the sides of our house. My husband bugged the warranty dept long and hard. Water NEVER dries. Always squishy wet. So the builder sent out their landscaper. Not mentioning names. 4 times he dug up our yard. 4 French drains, put new sod. Last time was about 2 weeks ago. They put in a FIFTH French drain. We were not home. You would not believe the mess they made. They replaced sod in piecework! I also have a mold problem from the wet ground. It smells too. The Villages sent an independent contractor last week. He said nothing more can be done. Be happy with what you have. Nobody gets what we got! Meanwhile my home was not graded correctly. Was not fixed correctly and is one big mess. Hiring my own people to fix it. Just want to be rid of the mold, don't even care how it looks anymore.
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Many thanks - I'll try the dye thing tomorrow. Yes, I thought about the A/C, but it hasn't been running over the past week & it's still soaking wet. The house is 11 years old (Lynnhaven) so I'll get a plumber out to check it. Again - thanks!!
We had a similar problem, also in Lynnhaven. It was on the side/front of our lanai, patio villa on a corner lot. The Villages owns the property next to us where the water drained toward us. We ended up hiring Village Palms to put in a drainage pipe and a beautiful brick patio. We now no longer have a huge puddle there every time it rains and we love our patio. Hope you can get yours solved, too!

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No speculation here! Contact Home Warranty; provide only the specifics. I don't recommend that you mention the attempts to diagnose and/or repair measures taken or attempts to repair. Home Warranty knows every detail about you your lot and who to contact to resolve. Your green village ID card has your lot number on it and be prepare to provide that number along with your address. Good luck!
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My side yard (between two homes) is constantly soaking wet. I've had two people (from two diff. companies) come out and look at it, dig it up, etc. - there's a small green "pop-up" valve and water is constantly pouring out of it. No connection to sprinklers - both said, "That's your washing machine drain, it does that - try to do less wash". I did - still a soaking wet mess. Kills the grass, trees, etc. It supposedly is a "french drain", but I don't see any drainage happening - just pooled water, all over. Any ideas?
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:23 AM
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Thank you. I'm a little reticent to spend my money on something without seeing if TV has a resolution first - they built the thing, and it obviously has an issue! But, I'll look into this.
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