Just wondering if anyone has ever done something like this and/or has some advice for a DIY "fix." Other than having a professional come out and do anything, is there a DIY way to LEVEL an area of a driveway that collects water? My first thought was to line that area with 18" x 18" concrete blocks. Then I GOOGLED it and discovered that there are products you can use to pour on and level an area, HOWEVER, these techniques require that the area has to be TOTALLY CLEAN -- something I see as impossible since this area is bordered by flower beds and......dirt..... ______________________ THE PROBLEM: (see picture) Where our driveway ends at the back of the house, part of a slab section has cracked and that corner has sunk* enough that there is standing muddy, yard run-off water [maybe an inch?] after a good rain or when I drain the pond. It does drain off fairly fast as long as it stays dry [no rain as well as no pond draining]. Other than aesthetics, the only reason I'm concerned is that's the area where my son parks when he's home from college, and when it's muddy, it's hard for him to get out of his car [and BTW, this area has always been like this in the 22 years we've live here -- son's car may be aggravating it, but is not the cause -- just thought I'd throw that in there]. Naturally, that's the way the driveway is designed to slope, but it would be nice if there was a way to fill in that corner so the water would travel DOWN the driveway and not collect in that corner. For years I've thought that it was the design of our driveway [and/or son's parked car] that was causing the water collection, but I peeked through the fence and noticed that the same area in our neighbor's yard, which is all lawn, is totally swamped, with standing water which leads me to believe that the "poor drainage" on our driveway is more likely being caused by poor drainage in their yard -- it's just backing up into our drive. Again, it does drain off fairly fast. Just looks bad and is inconvenient. *Funny thing, though, I just went out and took this pic and when you look at it, it actually looks like the area that floods is ELEVATED from the rest of the slab -- I would have sworn it was sunken...... Red line is the "boundary" area where water collects, and the yellow is where it's worse. That section of slab [upper left] looks like a separate piece of concrete, but that's a cracked-out section -- you can even see how it's ELEVATED and not recessed as I would have expected.... Neighbor's yard is beyond the fence on the left.