I'm hoping to draw on some homeowner knowledge here: My apartment has had yet another flood problem(sewage backing up beneath the toilet), when we had a really heavy rain last week, and about a foot of carpet out from two walls of my bedroom was soaked due to improper drainage outside. If I don't just want to just use this as an excuse to get out of my lease right now(the manager offered), and I want to try to yet again overlook a problem, I'd want to know that this can be completely fixed.
So the foundation of my building is pretty clearly F-ed, and the bedroom has a noticeable slope, which I take as a contributing factor to the flooding, but maybe it's not, and maybe any properly made building would still get interior flooding if enough water on the outside sat against the building. Yes/no?
But the complex is trying to use landscaping changes to solve the problem.
This is right after the flood:
The roof, and how far out it extends:
Work done so far:
The complex thinks that the hose that was run from the gutter was the problem, in that where it opened up, was too flat, or uphill, so the water stayed on that grassy area and could run back to the side of the building. That seems right to me, but I don't know if that's the only problem.
I assume their ditch method can adequately direct the gutter water away. What I'm less sure of, is whether the direct rainfall(not from roof-to-gutter) might be enough to cause future floods. In the 3rd pic you can see a depressed area extending further away from the ditch that could still collect water.
Any thoughts on whether landscaping could totally solve this issue? As much as I hate the feeling of not being secure in my apartment, I also really hate moving, especially so soon after I moved in.