When water flows toward your house instead of away from it, you may experience a variety of problems caused by excess moisture, including damage to your home’s foundation. An improper slope can cause other problems such as an area of grass that’s difficult to maintain, damage to sidewalks, and puddles in the driveway or yard. The best way to prevent moisture problems in your home is with surface regrading to direct the water away from house.
Why is Residential surface Grading Important?
Grading is used to slope the land so that water flows away from your house. In some cases, a lawn may slope toward the home, causing all water run-off to pool at the foundation. This can cause structural damage to the foundation over the long run. Water can seep into the basement, and it can cause cracks, leaks, and mold growth.
Below is a list of problems associated with poor drainage:
- Basement damage
- Foundation problems
- Mold or mildew
- Muddy lawn or standing water in the lawn
- Mosquitoes or other bugs
If you notice water pooling around your foundation, mold or mildew growth in your home or basement, a damp basement, or water pooling in your yard, then consider Ideal Basement Waterproofing to regrade your lawn and eliminate those problems.
Benefits of Surface Regrading
Surface regrading will improve the health of the soil in your yard and also reduce the chances your home will suffer structural damage. Grass and plants will be healthier, and the risk of water run-off will be decreased.
At Ideal Basement Waterproofing, we assess your yard to determine the slope and any damage that might have already occurred. Our team considers the quality of the soil present and how much new soil you will need for the size of your yard. We also take into account any erosion control measures that need to be implemented.
To regrade your yard, we remove the topsoil in order to build up the soil beneath it. We can place any irrigation lines including French drains during this time. We place meshing to keep the soil in place as the new grass and plants establish roots. Then, we add the topsoil back at the slope determined at the beginning assessment.
If you are experiencing water pooling around your foundation or in your yard, contact us today using the form below for an estimate on surface regrading.