Backyard drainage problem but we want a deck

Husband installed 100 feet drainage tube from backyard to front yard several years ago. Still have swampy, muddy mess & filthy dogs! Desperately want deck or some sort of entertainment area, but afraid it will be ruined due to swampland. What should we do?!
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  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Mar 23, 2013
    Can you add a few pictures to the post so we can see what your area looks like? Have you had a professional take a look at it?

  • We had the same issue. My husband made me a beautiful dry riverbed. It took care of most of the issues we had with standing water. I would divert the water by making a slope & then you could build your deck. I have had more compliments on my yard from the riverbed.

  • Lisa Lisa on Mar 24, 2013
    Haven't had anyone look at it. Do I gave a landscaper, contractor?? If we build a deck or do a porch, will it sink because of the Swampland? I will take pics - once it stops snowing. . . Again.

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Mar 25, 2013
    A professional should help you address the drainage issues and come up with a plan to give you a long-lasting deck.