I have a natural spring in the side of my yard (had the water tested, not sewage or city water, natural spring). I live on a hill and the spring is coming out above my house in relation to the elevation of my home. This spring has been there for at least as long as my 100 year old house since the house has a root cellar which used the spring water at some point to cool the room.
Needless to say the lawn on that side of my house is saturated with water. It doesn't appear to be an issue with coming into my house... yet.
My plan is to build a containment pool (15' x 20' x 2'). Fill the base with gravel, build the walls with concrete blocks, line with EPMD liner, and figure out some way to properly drain this water once the height of the pond reaches a certain point.
- There's very little chance of this water not coming out of the ground at this point. It has been for at least 100 years.
- The previous owner build a 2' deep catch basin a long time ago to solve this problem but over the years it has been defeated. He did gravel/landscape mat, then another layer of the same. It seems to have been totally filled with mud/sediment.
Any help or advice would be appreciated. The ground on this side of my house is basically unusable so tearing it up is not a big deal to me.