Can you help me diagnose what is happening here?

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Can you help me diagnose what is happening here?

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We built our house two years ago here in the Kansas City area. After a recent snowfall a hole in our front lawn appeared (see pictures) and a couple times water has flowed out of it irregularly, leading me to think a drainage pipe has broken -- not a broken sprinkler run. There is no odor or foul smell. I've reached out to my builder but he hasn't gotten back to me. I'm hoping one of you mavens can diagnose what is going on here before I take a shovel to my lawn....

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Can you help me diagnose what is happening here?

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Do you have a sump pump?

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Nope. We don't. ... I did call the public works department and sent them the pics. They are going to send out an engineer so I hopefully will have some answers soon.

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No matter what it is, there's only 1 way to find out....
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vislaw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:57 am
We built our house two years ago here in the Kansas City area. After a recent snowfall a hole in our front lawn appeared (see pictures) and a couple times water has flowed out of it irregularly, leading me to think a drainage pipe has broken -- not a broken sprinkler run. There is no odor or foul smell. I've reached out to my builder but he hasn't gotten back to me. I'm hoping one of you mavens can diagnose what is going on here before I take a shovel to my lawn....

Thank you in advance.

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Seems odd it would appear after a snowfall. Doesn’t seem like there would be enough pressure from snow melt to cause a blowout like that.
I may not have the best lawn and I may not have a clue what I’m doing but that’s pretty much all I have to say.

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Re: Can you help me diagnose what is happening here?

Post by vislaw »

Thanks for all the help. I've got a friend coming over Saturday and we'll run the hose down the downspout to confirm if there is a connection between it and the hole. We'll then do a little shovel work to see what is down there. Stay tuned and I'll have more info to this mystery by the weekend.

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