While having a few slopes in your yard may not seem like any big deal, they could actually damage the foundation of your home if pointed in the wrong direction. If your property is uneven, consider seeking out professional leveling and grading excavation services for appropriate water drainage.
Draining Water Properly
The general rule of thumb for ideal water drainage is to have your yard slope downward from the home about a quarter of an inch per foot. This means if you stand on your lawn 50 feet away from the house, on a lawn built to properly drain rainwater, the ground would be about 1 foot lower than it is at your back door.
Pleasing to the Eye
In addition to keeping water away from a building, grading excavation and leveling a yard creates a more aesthetically pleasing environment. An even lawn looks prettier than a bumpy one. Further, a level lawn is much safer than those with a lot of lumps. If you have pets or children who will be spending their time running around your property, it is especially important to maintain a level lawn to keep them from experiencing frequent injuries as a result of the unlevel ground.
Hiring a Professional
While a grading excavation may seem simple, it can quickly turn into a massive project and a huge headache for novices. Since you never know what you will find once you start digging up the ground, hiring a professional to level your yard is typically the best option. To find these services, conduct some online research for reliable companies in your area. Additionally, ask local friends or neighbors if they have used a company that they could recommend.
Although leveling off your property may not be the most exciting project, it will provide you with a safer environment for your family and your home’s foundation. If you have an uneven yard, consider calling a professional to help you fix it.