We purchased a new house 12 months ago and have drainage problems with the front garden. The lawn slopes down towards the house and after rainfall the bottom half of the lawn closest to the front wall of the house is waterlogged and it never dries out.
The builder has admitted they are responsible for fixing the problem but their proposed solution of a French Drain worries me. I thought these drains were only temporary and clogged up after a while. Also, the lawn is surrounded on two sides by driveways, and the house and pavement on the other two sides so there is nowhere for the water to soak away.
Am I right to be concerned about the proposed solution and what would you say is the best way to tackle this problem?
I hope you can help.