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I have a mud puddle problem at the bottom of my deck stairs. My down spout ended under the stairs however I have put a flex hose on it to now direct that water to somewhere else in yard. Every time it rains I end up with a huge puddle any suggestions?

A. Spruce
Re: mud

Regrade the area so that water is not directed to and cannot pool at the stairs.

Re: mud

add a hard surface like stone or concrete. Since you step on that location every time you climb the stairs, you remove a teensy amount of soil, and will keep re-creating the low area to collect water. A hard surface will prevent that from happening.

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