The Importance of Proper Grading

Proper grading around a house is essential for several reasons:

  1. Prevent Water Damage: Improper grading can cause water to pool near the foundation, leading to water damage and potential mold growth. Proper grading helps water drain away from the house and prevents water from seeping into the basement or crawl space.
  2. Protect Structural Integrity: Improper grading can place excess stress on the foundation, causing cracking and settling over time. Proper grading helps distribute weight evenly and reduces the likelihood of foundation problems.
  3. Prevent Pest Infestations: Improper grading can provide a conducive environment for pests like termites, rodents, and other unwanted visitors. Proper grading helps reduce the likelihood of pest infestations by preventing damp and dark areas around the foundation.
  4. Maintain Aesthetics: Proper grading helps maintain a clean and aesthetically pleasing appearance for the yard and the house, as opposed to an uneven and unkempt look.
  5. Increase Property Value: A house with proper grading and a well-maintained yard can increase the property value and make it more appealing to potential buyers.

In conclusion, proper grading is important to protect the structure of the house, prevent water damage, reduce pest infestations, maintain aesthetics, and increase property value. Homeowners and real estate agents should consider the importance of proper grading when buying a property.

PinPoint Home Inspection goes through all of the systems of the house and visually inspects and/or tests them to make sure they meet the minimum standards required by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission. We also identify the age and functionality of house components; such as the HVAC (air conditioning and heating), water heater, electrical systems, plumbing, etc for future maintenance purposes. We serve Jackson, Madison, Clinton, Canton, Brandon, Flowood, Gluckstadt, Pearl, Florence, Byram, Terry, Crystal Springs, Hazelhurst, Brookhaven, McComb and surrounding areas of Central Mississippi.

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