We have been getting tons of water in our basement during downpours (not regular rainfalls). The water comes in where the deck is located. I ripped up some deck boards and found the soil underneath basically in a mound, where all the water drained towards the foundation, especially so where the water was coming in.
I am going to regrade the soil, but what do I have to do after this? I am toying between landscape fabric or plastic on top of the regraded soil, then cleaned 3/4" crushed stones on top of that to keep it in place. Is this the proper procedure? Is it better to use landscape fabric instead of plastic? I want to make sure my regrading does not erode away over time. Any help would be appreciated - thanks!