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How much does it cost for landscaping back yard with french drains, couple of cement pads, sitting wall ?

I am moving to new house and there is a drainage problem. The back yard needs to have drains put underground taking the water from back and side yards to front in street. Also want to pur a 3' x 12' pade along the back side of the house for BBQ and stuff then put runners along the sides of the house up to driveway only 5' wide so we dont trip because of the "V" ditch they put. Also we were thinking about a setting wall. We have a small buget (we just had the house built) and need to get it all done before our daughters 1st bithday the end of april.

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  1. I don't have an idea of the cost of cement pads and walls, but I might be of some help on your drains. French drains are expensive to install, because they are so deep and wide, which incurs a large labor cost. Another drawback to the french drain is the life expectancy. They typically last only a few years. They are subject to 'blinding' or clogging up because of the method used to construct them. The Multi-Flow system can be installed by any landscaper/gardener, or even yourselves, for a fraction of a french drain cost. Plus, you will have them working for many, many years to come. Depends on where you live, your property size, and the availability of various help to properly determine costs. Here in So Cal, Multi-Flow costs as little $50-$150, plus some necessary backfill (but again, only a fraction of what you would have to purchase for a french drain) and then the labor if you don't install it yourself. Hope this helps.