Adding dirt/Slope away from foundation

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by lbz, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. lbz

    lbz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Hi All-

    Well i had water coming up into the window well at our new to us home. The side of the house could use some more slope away from the foundation. Is there a general rule? Like 1" build up = 12" away from foundation? I read that at 10' away from the foundation that there should be a slope of 6". Is this correct? Also, what is the best area to leave between the siding and the dirt? I thought I read somewhere that it is 2". Is that correct?

    Thanks for your help

  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Your numbers all look good. Your on the right track. Good luck

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