How can we cure surface water flooding in garden?
We live in an area with high water table, currently about 2 inches below ground level. Land is also heavy clay pan. Subsequently when it rains the site floods to several inches takes days to drain away into a garden soakaway. Problem compounded by rain water from roof draining into soak away in already soaked garden. There are no visible drains to tap into, these seem to pass under house and if there were any outside of house, they are now buried under extension built before we moved here!
Ground slopes towards back of property and have been told that, even if a drain could be found, to lay another to join it may make the new drain or garden soakaway too shallow. Have tried one contractor but they offer no solutions. Anyone else been here? We can live with a soggy lawn but wading through several inches of water in wellies just to get the bin is not a novelty. We understand that, in summer, the land dries out, not lived here long so yet to see. All help really appreciated.
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