I have noticed water is seeping under my house from the front yard. I also suspect there is more than just seepage getting through as the dirt under the house looks like a decent amount of water run off has flowed through.
I'm also looking at leveling the front yard and increasing the soil level by about 3-4 bricks height against the house (this will still be below the vents). Can I dig a trench in front of the wall and put in slotted drainage pipe with the cloth cover, cover with pebbles etc as though I've built a retaining wall?
Should I also paint the bricks with some waterproof paint (to just below the soil line) to stop the water seeping through or should I place plastic against the wall / under the slotted pipe?