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TOPIC: Grading - do you ever recommend an evaluation by a specialist?

Re: Grading - do you ever recommend an evaluation by a specialist? 7 years 6 months ago #48416

Screw the listing agent. The work is not that big of a deal.

Damage to the building "IS".

If there are no water intrusion problems, this is less of a problem and just something that needs to be monitored.

If there is water intrusion, it must be corrected at its source, not by adding $17,000 worth of interior drainage work!

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Re: Grading - do you ever recommend an evaluation by a specialist? 7 years 6 months ago #48432

sounds like a simple french drain, which is fairly inexpensive, could correct this issue, or prevent it from becoming one.

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Re: Grading - do you ever recommend an evaluation by a specialist? 7 years 4 months ago #49108

I know I'm late for the party , but Mike this type of issue is common just like planting to close to foundation, flowers like shrubs should be a min of 12 in and trees at least 20 ft not a good idea to be watering the foundation unless a soil engineer wants that, but if you see a area where the soil is separating from the foundation , or depressed areas , these could be clues to a subsoil soil problem
grading however is for the most part a diy project

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Re: Grading - do you ever recommend an evaluation by a specialist? 7 years 4 months ago #49117

Mike, you mention the grade was right up to the bottom of the siding. Current requirements call for siding to be at least 6" above grade.
Answer to recommending a specialist- I wouldn't recommend a specialist. I am a specialist as an inspector for grading purposes. I know if the grading, drainage is correct. If it's not I call it out as deficient and that corrections are needed. It's not like needing a licensed electrician for further evaluation.

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