After several weeks of rain, some homeowners may be shocked to learn that the grading around the home is not adequate. So the question arises, how can I fix negative or sloped grading around my house?
Fixing negative grading requires either adding or removing soil from around the foundation of your house. You may have to do a bit of both to achieve a continuous declining grade away from your home. I told trap is 1 inch per foot.
You’re a few simple steps to help you fix negative slapping around the house:
- Walk the perimeter of the house to identify areas that have a negative grade.
- Add grading topsoil around the perimeter of your house.
- Remove any vegetation or mulch in areas that need grading.
- Your grade needs to be no less than 1 inch per foot up to 10 feet from your home.
- Add topsail so that you have a continuous loop around the entire perimeter of the home.
- Once added tap the soil down, and add more if needed.
- Smooth the grade with a metal rake.
- Check to ensure your greatest is continuous you think something long flat and level.
- Put the flat edge against the house and check for a continuous downward grade.
- In some instances removing swell might be more efficient if much of your home is already graded.