PolyMagic has launched an extension of their business to include foundation repairs and soil grading. The service is available for both residential and commercial customers. The need for foundation repair can reduce the long-term costs and damage that could result if the area is not repaired properly.
As a general rule, the ground should slope away from the house at least 6 inches over 10 feet.
According to the EPA, patio slabs, walks and driveways need a minimum slope of 1/4 inch per foot away from the house with back-fill to prevent settling. The final grade must be sloped away from the foundation by 1/2 inch per foot over a minimum distance of 10 feet. Keeping the proper slope allows water to drain away from the house foundation.
The consensus seems to be that a good slope to aim for when grading land extending out from a house foundation is about 6 inches for the first 10 feet (that translates to a “slope” of 5 percent).
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