slope of land

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Should land around a house be “sloped”?

slope of land

The land should have a general slope away from the house. Land not properly sloped should be graded so water drains away from the house and doesn't stand around the foundation. If the slope of the land is steep, it may have to be graded into a series of terraces. In some cases a retaining wall must be built to make the land more attractive, usable and to prevent erosion.

   

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