My Backyard Needs Elevation: Should I Frame It Out?

My Backyard Needs Elevation: Should I Frame It Out?

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Regina Yunghans
Oct 2, 2014
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Q: I live in a small Baltimore row house and my rear yard is a mess. It sits below the fence line and the area near the house is about 6 inches low as well. Do I frame it in?

I do not want grass or beds— I will either do two levels with pavers or concrete. The houses on each side of me also have issues of standing water with heavy rains. The homes that back my property removed all of their fencing, and with no yard care it simply erodes away and creates this issue.

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