Inspect grading around the house

Inspect grading around the house

As winter approaches, you should check the grading around the perimeter of your home. Landscaping and other projects including neighbors projects may have shift the slope around the perimeter of the home. It is best to have a slope away from all sides of your home, so rain naturally drains away from the home. You may want to make extend downspouts from the gutters so water flows away from the home. Standing water near your foundation or under the home can create a lot of structural and moisture problems for the home.

Type:
Maintenance
Space / Item:

Season:
Fall
Time of Year:
October
Frequency
Annually

Grading around the home foundation

The easiest way to prevent water from draining into your foundation is to bring in some dirt to raise the level near the foundation and have it slope away from the home.  You might have to remove some landscaping to make this happen.

Here is an overview video from Expert Village.

 

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