Proper Grading Around Your Home or Business
In a recent blog post we talked about flood water and the need for flood insurance. If your home falls in a high-risk flood area, you should talk to your lender or insurance agent about flood insurance today.
But sometimes even homes that aren't in a high risk area can experience flood water during particularly heavy rains, or in the spring when the ground is still frozen. Remember any water that flows over the ground and enters your home or basement through a window or any other crack or opening can be considered flood water.
Therefore it's essential that the ground around your foundation is properly pitched or slopped so that rain water flows away from your home and foundation.
Following is a great video from YouTube to show how the ground should be pitched around your home. Take some time this spring to check the grading around your home to prevent problems down the road.