its been unusually rainy here. I have a lot of runoff, a lot from my tin sheet roofs and a lot from horsefields that are eroded to rock. now, with much sweat i have diverted all the roof runoff from one side into a holding pool that has a overflow pipe that goes out to the next door field, and the thick hayfield soaks it up pretty well. the other side, i didnt know where to funnle it so i dug a big bowl shaped pond basin, and all that sides roof water stops at the pond and the micro earthworks i put there. it going to make some ducks pretty happy once i find a few to adopt. still, just from the rest of the horseyards, with no topsoil or sod, there is a massive amount of runoff going right into the neighbors backyard, and some of it right in his basement door. I talked to him, told him where to dig a ditch to divert it away from his house he says "dont worry about it". its progressivly getting worse as the torental rains here aint letting up. my question is, who is to blame for the dammage the runoff does to his house? I think he has a resonsibilty to at least make an effort to divert what is headed trwards his backdoor? the house isnt that old, 10 yrs maybe, isnt he responsible at all if he didnt put in a proper french drain to prevent thr runoff dammage? he built it halfway up a hill, and there is @ 70 feet of elevation to the top of my property from his back door. it was a stupid place to build a house. Ive been bustiing my butt digging runnoff ditches in rock by hand because Incant afford a backhoe, and he is sitting on his porch drinking beer watching it rain. I care more than he does. I cant help thinking, at some point when he sobers up or runs out of beer he is going to say "hey, my home and basement wallas are dammaged its your fault!" I have told him... I did control my roof runoff. I cant control the rest of the runoff. when they dig the BIG sewer ditch across that problem area, all the runoff will flow down the hill on the top if that backfilled sewer ditch and into the creek. till then, I am getting an ulcer wondering when he's gonna finally sue me for something. Whos to blame for his foundation/basement danmmages? me? him? god?