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PVC roof panels are cheap and can be easily cut to fit!


also you could turn that area into a beautiful raised garden bed higher again than the neighbours no problem and if you wanted you could even put a small long thin sligtly buried water catcher -- then yah free water for gardening... hope this helps your problem


If diverting the rainwater away from the house doe not stop this problem, potentially the problem is caused by the fluctuation of the groundwater, or there is a spring near that corner of the house, provides the basement wall wasn't adequately waterproofed. Unless you don't mind wasting your money by trying some fixes, the proper way is to involve a Civil ...


How big are the joints? If they are small, use the polymer sand swept in. If they are larger use a masons grout bag to fill with regular masonry cement.


You can use cement based grout. Cement based has been used long prior to polymer grouts. I haven’t used polymer or epoxy grouts outside but they work great in the bathroom. I have used addmix in my grout but I also use this in my mortar.


We had exactly the same issue, toilet and bathtub sucking air whenever one or the other was draining. We also thought the vent stack was the problem, and opened the stack up under the roofline (as it was winter and our roof was snow-covered) to eliminate the possibility of a blockage in the vent. That didn't improve the problem. The complete fix turned out ...


As the others say, a venting problem, and possibly your neighbours have one too. It’s as if your Neighbor upstairs lets most of the water out of the bath, and then puts the plug in. Result is partial vacuum in sewer.


Check your roof vent for obstructions (leaves, acorns, animals) by running a drain auger (snake) down the vent. If it's clear (open) it may be an undersized vent or one that isn't located properly.


Even if someone was "working on the sewer lines with a vacuum" properly sized and functional vents would keep the traps from siphoning. So, you have vents which are not functioning as they should, whether from being built improperly in the "new addition" (since the problem is limited to there) or from some sort of blockage (animal nest in ...


Counterintuitively, you usually want the holes in drainage pipe to point down, not up. This way, water from below can get forced up into the pipe from underneath, which then has a low-resistance path to flow away. If you install a pipe that only has holes on top, the pipe will want to float on top of whatever water is there, until the water level covers the ...


The direction of drain should be from the house toward the end of patio. I'll consider to provide French drain along the retaining wall, then discharge to storm water system, or a sandy pit in your own yard.

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