When a foundation grade is properly established, the land slopes away from the structure and uses gravity to direct rainwater and snowmelt away from the foundation. A proper grade is the key to preventing excess water from compromising the foundation’s integrity. Incorrect foundation grading can cause a host of problems for the builder and the homeowner, including swamplike lawns, damp and leaking basements and even cracked foundation walls, all of which are time-consuming and costly to repair.
The civil engineer or surveyor who’s siting a structure on the property establishes the required grade. During construction, Dirt Dogs works from the plans to understand the grade requirements and create the grade.
Achieving the original excavation for the foundation and continues with the ensuring the correct height and slope when backfilling the foundation and establishing the rough grade. Then the final grade is established and the landscaping is added. Executing each of these steps correctly is critical to creating a foundation grade that enables bulk water to drain away from the home.
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