We bought this house new last year, the backyard was fully sodded and landscaped. When winter came we realized that we had a major drainage problem. Even a few hours worth of rain can leave a small pond back there for days. If it is heavy rain for days, it nearly comes to the house and is about 4 inches deep.
What are the choices to keep this ground dry? Build it up and let the water go to other neighbors yard? Dig a trench from the back to the front and drain into the road? I know there are rules and regulations but we can't keep it this way, we'll be eaten alive by mosquitos.