Cost of modifyng the slope of the ground surrounding our house?

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Posted by: from Montreal
11/19/2014 at 9:49:43 PM


Currently, the ground around our house has a slight slope toward the foundation of the house, which is not optimal for drainage. An expert told us that a way to maximise drainage around the house would be to add earth to reverse the slope, so that the water would drain away from the house.

What would be the cost of doing this?

Thank you,


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Francesco from Euro Pave Inc in Montreal
Date/Time2/16/2015 at 8:31:30 PM

Hi there Saverine,

The cost to do so depends on the length around your home as well as the angles of de-levelled area's, but overall it is not a job that should cost too expensive. If you can provide me a picture of it I would be able to assist you a little further. One thing I would strongly advice you would be not to ad earth, why you say!? Because of water seeping along the foundation of your property causing it damage over the years like foundation cracks of water infiltration etc.

I suggest you to ad Uni-stone paver's all along the property or a concrete slab. It may cost more but will definitely be the best solution to protecting the most expensive part of your home (the foundation)

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Diarmuid in Montreal
Date/Time4/21/2016 at 8:10:24 PM

I saw this solution too on The Family Handman website.

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