We’ll Make Unwanted Puddles a Thing of the Past.
(Incidentally, if you do want a lake or a pond, we can dig you a real one!)
Proper grading will give you some serious peace of mind, and it’s best to get it right the first time around. Call in the Dumper Express Trucking & Excavating Service team for a level area to build upon and for graded land that will whisk water away from your construction.
There are two primary reasons for land grading. First and foremost is proper water drainage. Land grading allows you to use gravity to your advantage, directing all rainfall and stormwater runoff to a low-lying, out-of-the-way location, preferably one that connects to a pond or county drain. Grading for proper water drainage not only prevents floods from occurring in your home, garage or barn, but also promotes the health of any gardens, orchards or pastures. Land grading is also important on roadways and driveways in order to prevent water from collecting on them and causing vehicles to slide.
The second common reason to adjust the slope of the land is for erosion control. Erosion control means stabilizing the land to stop the topsoil—and all of the nutrients contained within—from slipping away. Specifically, land grading stabilizes the land by reducing the slope, thus reducing the runoff velocity. Slower-moving water is less powerful and less likely to strip the soil so easily.
Finally, the topography of the land can be changed to direct traffic around your property. People, and even cattle, are more likely to avoid steep inclines and undulating hills, instead seeking out gentle slopes or flat areas. Land grading can keep the more delicate areas of your property more or less free from foot traffic. This is a less common reason for land grading but is nonetheless useful.