In the spring I installed a linear french drain system per this site: http://www.askthebuilder.com/070_Linear_French_Drains_-_Controlling_Basement_Seepage.shtml While this seemed to help solve some of the water issues, when we get a heavy rain I still get water. The project I am now trying to address is regrading the front and side of my home so that ground slopes away from the foundation. My goal is to create a positive slope away from the house with the hopes it will drain into the linear french drain system. So the question is--based upon the pics I will attach this evening, how would you guys suggest I tackle this problem / project. What tools / materials or equipment might I need? I could be interested in working with a local LCO if the price was right...tight budget. Thanks for your help and I'll post the pics this evening.