When preparing land for construction, you will need to check for land grading issues. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, land grading is the process of adjusting the slope of the ground to prevent future drainage issues or flooding.
Land grading is essential to ensure that water won’t pool around the foundation of your building every time it rains. Since our team at L&S Site Contractor has extensive experience in land grading work, we’ve created this article to inform you of a few common signs of grading problems. Please give us a call if you notice any of the following:
- High or Low Points – Your land should be smooth and even across its surface, so if you notice any obvious high or low points, like mini hills or valleys, that’s a land grading issue. Fortunately, our team can redistribute the soil to even things out and make sure you don’t have to deal with problematic water runoff.
- Rivulets in Soil – If you notice patches of bare soil in your yard, this could be a sign of another land grading issue. Similarly, if the soil on your land has visible water tracks in it or looks like waves have rolled over it, then it means water is running in that direction instead of draining properly. Our team can assess the grading of your land and adjust it if necessary to ensure your buildings stay safe from water damage.
- Persistent Puddles – If there are deep puddles on your lawn after it rains, you most likely have a land grading problem. Similarly, there is also a problem if the puddles or pools remain on your land even after multiple days of sun. Our land grading experts will adjust the slope of the ground to prevent water from pooling like this.