Grading. Despite what you may think, this term – when it comes to houses – has nothing to do with what happens in a classroom when a teacher marks up your paper with red ink. The grading of a property refers to how much the land slopes. For houses that have suffered from water damage or have been improperly built on land that does not drain the water away from the house, a grading excavation could be important to return your house to its original state.
Why is Grading Important?
Imagine that your house is on a hill. When it rains, where does the water go? Toward the bottom of the hill, right? Now imagine that your house is sitting at the bottom of that hill. See the problem? If your house is situated at the bottom of an incline – even if it’s a small one – there is a chance that your basement or crawlspace will become flooded due to the fact that water will be able to seep into the foundation of your house. Over time, this moisture will cause damage to the foundation materials, wood rot, and in a worst-case scenario, mold problems that will be costly to remediate and can lead to major health issues in susceptible individuals.
Why Should I Consider House Lifting?
Lifting a house can often help with water damage problems, basement renovation issues, and post-hurricane repairs. If you’ve bought a house that’s riddled with drainage problems, or if you have been the victim of a natural disaster that’s given your house a new set of issues, you might be thrilled to find that there is a potential way to fix them.
If you’ve been worried about your property’s water damage and you think there’s no solution for your basement or foundation, look no further for help! Discover how house lifting might solve your property drainage problems.