The grading around your homes foundation is an important part of your landscape. When the grading around your homes foundation is poor, it can cause damage to your homes foundation. When water is left sitting against your homes foundation larger problems will occur, such as flooding in your basement or home itself.
The most important aspect of land grading is to improve the drainage around your home. This is done by a variety of techniques including sloping the land away from the home, constructing retention ponds and diffusing water to reduce erosion are all important things to consider when deciding that land grading needs to be done.
Landscape grading can also be done for the purpose of certain landscape elements, such as driveways and patios. It can also be used when modifying existing land surfaces, such as stairs, slopes, rock walls, embankments and water features. Some of these features may need reinforcement of the existing landscape area. Redirecting water, improving soil and adding large rock can help create stability.
THE LAND GRADING PROCESS
- Measure & Design
- Removing Top Soil
- Soil Excavating (As needed)
- Rough Grading
- Irrigation Installation (As needed, during grading projects is a great time to install irrigation).
- Back Filling Soil
- Final Grading
There are many things to take into consideration during a project such as this and it is always best to contact an expert for this type of project. City permits may need to be acquired, and water lines and other utility lines all need to be located before beginning to dig.