Changing the slope of your yard may seem like a daunting task, but it really isn’t. To grade your yard, just find your high spot and low spot, and reverse them. Use the back of a rake to make a nice, slow, even grade in the RIGHT direction. Be a proactive home owner by stopping drainage problems before they start will stop leaks before they start. This stops water damage before it starts. This stops you from having to open your wallet. Saves you huge headaches in the future.
· always drain water away from building foundations, by ensuring a positive slope away from home or building
· grade your lot to run surface water toward the street whenever possible
· all surfaces minimum 2% slope in order to prevent ponding