We had our yard completely redone. Old steps down the front yard were removed and the whole front regraded. In the back we had drainage trenches dug to divert water away from our house and into the ditch along the side of the road. It was a tricky job because of the power lines that were buried on our plot.
John Novosel did the whole job alone and it took about 1 week to complete. Since we had it done, no more water in the basement!