I live in a brick house built circa 1975 in northern Alabama. It has a huge brick/cinder block/concrete front porch. The brick is a veneer that goes around the bottom. When it rains, some of the water runs along the seam where the brick porch meets the house and down the corner where it soaks the ground beside the wall. My question is, how would I go about keeping the water from soaking the ground right up against the wall? I've considered pouring concrete in the corner to move it away, but what other options are there?