How Do I Know if My Home is Properly Graded?

Proper grading

Without proper grading and drainage systems in place, your yard will look like this.

From rainy spring days to summer and early fall thunderstorms to winter snow, your east coast home is constantly under the threat of flooding. But even with the proper sump pump in place, your home could experience flooding at any moment because of your grading. So how do you know if your home is properly graded or if you need to call All Aspects Waterproofing to have your property graded? Read on to find out!

What is Grading?

Grading is an important factor is keeping your home safe. Without proper grading, your home could experience flooding, fail driveways, water damage in your home and foundation, dead landscaping, standing water, and structural damage. To put it simply, the grade or grading around your house is the level of the ground. The ground level and how it is graded will help to guide the water and keep it from flowing toward your home.

Positive and Negative Grading

There are actually two types of grading: positive and negative. A positive grade slopes away from your home, directing water away from your home and foundation. A negative grade slopes toward your home, allowing water to flow toward your home and foundation. If your home has a negative grade, you should call All Aspects Waterproofing today to have the problem corrected before serious damage is caused.

How Do You Know If You Have Positive or Negative Grading?

The first thing every homeowner should do is to inspect their gutters, downspouts, and grading after heavy rains. This will help you keep an eye on any problems your home may be having. If water is collecting near your home, your grading will have to be correcting before major problems start happening. If you are making changes to the outside of your home, it is important to think of the grading and keep your positive grading the same.

A negative grade can be fixed with the help of a professional grading company like All Aspects Waterproofing. We will be able to get your grading back on the positive side and stop the water from entering your home and foundation. For more information on working with us, call All Aspects Waterproofing today!

Grading Your Home with All Aspects Waterproofing

For more information on these or our other services, contact All Aspects Waterproofing today! All Aspects Waterproofing is a full-service basement waterproofing contractor. All Aspects Waterproofing serves both residential and commercial clients in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia. With more than 30 years of experience, All Aspects Waterproofing has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and an excellent rating on Angie’s List. Let us help your home return to normal. Call us today at 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420.

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