I guess that the grading was sub par. The landscapers (day laborers) came by and made a trough in the back so the water will run down to the sides of the house then out to the street. It would be so much easier to just put some drains in the back yard and run them to the street or the sewer. Oh well, some engineer is making big bucks to come up with stupid plans. Then the landscapers came by later this afternoon and started to pour the rocks around our landscaping. We requested that they rock the entire backyard (what there is of one) as we will be putting in a deck in the near future. They didn’t complete the task and will be back tomorrow morning.