soil barrier

weezee(7)April 6, 2010

I had a new house built and I need to grade my back yard. The problem is that an existing detached garage is below the proposed grade. I would like to place some sort of barrier in front of garage, then grade property against this barrier. Barrier would need to be about 8-12 inches high. What are my options? (cant raise the garage, not worried about entry into garage). Thanks

property is located in a flood zone, water table is high, new house elevation is almost 6 feet higher than garages. (located in Babylon, ny)

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isabella__MA(z5_MA)

Would a berm and swale combo around the garage - but not next to it work? Kind of like a moat and palisades? The swale would direct water away and around from the garage for drainage from the house and the berm (levee) would provide more protection. It will be a huge speed bump for getting into the garage though. Just stretching here... (I'm not a CE).

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