Poor drainage can be troubling. Surface run off towards the house will enable saturation in the soil under that house. Such saturation may create foundation and structural damage.
This house in Costa Mesa Orange County had significant foundation settlement due to this poor drainage.
Jeremy Livermore, S.E., P.E.
Structural Engineer, License #: S5905
Civil Engineer, License #: C71491
OC Structure Check
1133 Camelback St.
Newport Beach, CA 92658