We have a sub-surface water issue as the neighboring plot is 2ft higher than us and our driveway inbetween is level. Basically we have our house, about 2 ft then a 13ft driveway then the neigbor, so their water runs straight down onto our land. We are going to grade and surface the driveway but I am thinking we may need a drain to intercept sub-surface water before it comes up against our basement wall. I am nervous to have a french drain within 2 ft of the basement wall because I have read that they can clog. Any suggestions on a solution or experience with french drains?