Grading refers to leveling the soil or creating a slope of a specific angle on a property. Grading is usually done with special earth-moving equipment called graders.


Grading is important for several reasons. For one thing, successful grading slopes slightly away from the foundation, allowing water from the downspouts to drain away from the structure. Grading is also used to create smooth and vehicle-friendly driveways and parking slabs as well as a level base for patios and decks. In addition, grading can be used to create visual interest in landscaping and flower beds, and to provide a smooth base for walkways around in-ground swimming pools.

Without adequate grading, rain water and moisture can accumulate at the base of your foundation, causing it to crumble and/or rot over time.

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