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Old 06-06-2011, 07:29 AM
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I have a problem with standing water between my courtyard villa and my neighbors. There is a drain in the far back area of the yard but the landscaping prevents the water from draining. Other than removing the landscaping (stones, bushes, etc) is there a company that you would recommend to install a french drain or some other such thing. My house is out of warrenty. Thank you.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:09 PM
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I have a problem with standing water between my courtyard villa and my neighbors. There is a drain in the far back area of the yard but the landscaping prevents the water from draining. Other than removing the landscaping (stones, bushes, etc) is there a company that you would recommend to install a french drain or some other such thing. My house is out of warrenty. Thank you.
I would still call home warranty. The warranty may be expired on the villa, but the drainage between the villas is not. Was it a poor design? Give them a chance to fix their problem.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:37 PM
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Are the "stones and landscaping" interfering with the flow of water? Were they added after market? If so, I don't believe it is the property owner's problem unless they were the perpetrator. Talk to the The Villages administration and or Sumter County administration.

Drainage was very carefully engineered to assure proper runoff. Any interference with the runoff must be corrected.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:23 PM
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warranty recentlly fixed a drainage issue for a neighbor even though his house was out of warranty. He told them the land was never properly graded for drainage and apparently won his dispute!

They put in a french drain for no charge. If they won't do yours for free, at least they can tell you who they use.
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