Hello there. I hope someone can offer me some ideas.
I've got over 40 feet of deck drain that discharges water into a relatively flat part of my yard. Although we have not yet laid sod there, the drain comes out in an area that we intend to be grass. The area becomes a mucky puddle after hosing off the deck and I anticipate that this problem will continue even after I've got sod down (my dogs have a knack for finding wet areas in the yard and tearing the grass up in those spots to make a mess). I am guessing the situation will be much worse after the fall rains start.
I am not sure how to deal with this. The end of the deck drain is not a size/shape that would seem to readily tie into a hose to enable me to conduct the water down toward a part of my yard where there is a slope. I am thinking of something along the lines of a French drain, but am not sure. I know I could hire an expert, but this project has been super expensive already and I am hoping to devise a solution that doesn't cost me another $1000 to implement (I'm sure everyone remembers how quickly those things stack up the summer of a pool build).