We did this drain job off of Calvin Dr in Columbus. The customer had major water issues in their crawl space.
As you can see, the yard was sloped back to the house and the water had nowhere to go when it rained.
The first thing we had to do was dig a mote around the house below the foundation and add a membrane. We made sure that the mote was sloped away from the house and drained to a lower area in the yard.
After we finished the ditch, the membrane and installed drain pipe, we filled the entire ditch with rock to allow water to enter.
You can see here where the mote goes around the house and heads down hill taking the water away.
Here you can see the ditch has been back-filled and ready to be finished.
Here we have everything just about graded and ready for sod. We used really sandy soil so the water can move through it easily and we also made a swale to carry much of the water away before it even gets into the drain.
The sod has been layed and we are almost done cleaning up.
You can see all of the photos in the gallery below, just click the image.