Interim solution after removing deck : HomeImprovement

Located in Maine if that matters.

Our back deck was in rough shape with some serious drainage issues underneath, resulting in major frost heaves slowly was ripping it apart each year. Had a contractor demo the deck today, and determined that underneath was just extremely soft clay/mud (one of the contractors could easily stick a piece of rebar about 3 ft down).

Long term solution is likely going to be hiring a professional landscaper to regrade/excavate/replace with something that has more drainage and potentially install a drainage system, and then maybe expand our pavers back to the house. Only issue is that we’re looking at potentially months before we can get a landscaper have availability (if we can this year…thanks COVID).

Any ideas of what we can do in the meantime to make it look less ugly?

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To the left of that picture is a ~10×10 patio with pavers.

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