How can I fix a slanted walkway so it won't flood every time it rains?

by Diane
I put rocks in a hole in the walkway where last owner had taken out a broken yard light because I was tripping on it (I sometimes need a cane for Multiple Sclerosis), and it too would fill and flood with rain- ahhh! I need a way to repair or do way with this cracked, slanted walkway.
q how can i fix slanted walkway so it won t flood everytime it rains
I put some gravel in the empty flower bed on the left to see if it would help after I took this picture- it didn't ☹️
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  • Alk23277234 Alk23277234 on May 30, 2017
    Judging from the picture,this a job for someone familiar with laying concrete.The first two feet past the expansion line going across the sidewalk would have to be removed in order to allow a better transition from new to old work.Then the thickness would increase slowly all the way to the entrance slab.The problem seems to be caused by the yard having been built up to a higher level that the walkway.

    • Diane Diane on May 30, 2017
      Ok- thank you... I suspected I wouldn't be able to do this; just me and my nine-year old but I was hoping I could

  • The yard needs to be releveled and or sloped differently and the walkway was installed lower (or has settled over time), than the yard, hence the flooding. You need a concrete guy and a landscaper (not a mow and blow guy), that knows how to properly (and legally), remedy this situation for you.

  • Diane Diane on May 30, 2017
    I just moved in here with my kids and the house was built in 1950, so I suppose time took a toll on all of this - I just thought perhaps I was missing a quick fix way around this- lol
    Thanks for letting me know I have to call in a professional!

  • Kathy Kathy on May 30, 2017
    Check with your city they sometimes have volunteers who will help with these projects at no cost.

  • Gail Gail on May 30, 2017
    All very good advice, thanks!

  • Barbara Crowder Barbara Crowder on May 30, 2017
    Mud jacking. They drill a hole in the middle of the sidewalk and pump in cement to raise the sidewalk. It is a whole lot cheaper than replacing the sidewalk.

  • L L on May 30, 2017
    Remove some of the paver along the walkway, dig a ditch to divert the water away from the house. Accumulated water around the house is never a good thing. It could cause foundation problems, basement leaks etc depending where you are. You can design the ditch into your landscape so it wouldn't be so obvious. For example, put rocks in the ditch to make it a dry creek. I think your kids would be glad to help with the rocks.

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    • Diane Diane on Jun 01, 2017
      I bet they will take your idea!