fill near house

dancarlsonOctober 12, 2010

I have a 30' section of wall outside which has a gradual

slope towards the foundation. So I have removed the

plastic and rocks (which pushed water against the foundation).

Now I am about to add up about 2' of fill to correct

the slope away from the house.

What do you think of these options:

just dirt, plants later

dirt, then more plastic and rocks

class 5 fill, covered by 6" of topsoil

goal is water control and a easy to maintain

area. not big on rocks now..


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1. stay away from plastic. It will concentrate water and you have no way of preventing the water from eventually getting under it.

2. adding a little bit of loose surface material over compacted material that is pitched toward he house is not likely to keep the water from moving across the top of the compacted surface.

3. the better thing to do, if you can do it, is to create a swale out away from the house that diverts the water so that it never approaches the house.

4. (this should really be #1) eliminate every source of water in the area by diverting it. Most notably would be downspouts if you have gutters.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 8:20PM
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