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Grading and Drainage

Grading and Drainage

Good site drainage is an essential part of a functional home and a long lasting foundation system.  In areas with expansive soils, poor grading and drainage can result in severe movement of foundation systems and damage to the buildings bearing on the soil.  Unfortunately, some builders do not follow the recommendations of their soils engineers and civil engineers, leaving grading and drainage conditions that do not effectively remove rainwater, groundwater, and snowmelt away from the structure and off the site.

Poor grading and drainage can have many causes, and can cause many different types of problems, including: