Have you ever paid attention to the grading around your home? Or maybe you’re thinking “What’s grading? That’s OK. Grading is simply the slop away or toward your home.
The Soil near your home’s foundation should slope away from your home. If it doesn’t, rain and/or snow melt will get trapped next to your home where it will deteriorate your foundation and/or seep into your basement, if you have one. Both scenarios can cause catastrophic damage and can be very expensive to repair.
If you’re like me, a visual explanation may be more helpful:
Check the Grade Around Your Home’s Foundation — powered by ehow