Posted on Jan 29, 2020

Home Inspection Associates, LLC

Make sure that there is a slope of the landscaping material AWAY from your home. 6" within the first 10 feet. Homes are built and landscaped to this specification (usually) but when we as homeowners move in we don't like those big "swales" that are used to move water away from our homes so we built it up and make it flat. Doing this can allow water to pool near your foundation or worse yet under your home in the crawlspace. Also, it's great to have gutters but if all of the downspouts discharge right near the foundation they aren't doing you any good.
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