Land Grading: What It Is and Why It matters

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Here at Snead’s Outdoor services (SOS), we know that you care about your property, and we want to help you keep it in the best possible condition. To do that, you’ll need to make sure that your land grading is in good shape and can do its job effectively. In this article, we’ll go over more about what land grading is and why it matters.

Land Grading: What It Is and Why It matters

What is Land Grading?

To put it simply, land grading is a process of adjusting the slope of the ground around your home, business, or other structure to make sure that water drains away from it. When it’s done right, land grading channels water away from your foundations and prevent flooding and water damage. This process can also involve creating water retention ponds to provide further protection.

Why Land Grading Matters

As we mentioned above, correct land grading is essential for preventing damage to your foundation. If water were to pool at the base of your building, the foundation would quickly rot and endanger the rest of the structure.  In addition, good land grading is designed to disperse water over a broad area, which helps reduce erosion. Spreading out the water also spreads out the erosion process, which prevents any deep channels from developing and also helps prevent things like sudden landslides. If you aren’t sure whether the grading on your property is correct or functional, we encourage you to give our team a call to have the situation checked out.