The main purposes of land leveling are to prepare ground surfaces for construction and to improve them for landscaping. Also known as land grading, land leveling provides considerable benefits, like smoothed-out, level ground to provide a base for a new deck or sidewalk installation. It can also help with irrigation, a vital component of a successful landscaping design. Signs of drainage and irrigation problems include grass and soil that never dries out, pools of standing water, and a cracked foundation.
When done properly, land grading reshapes surfaces for improved irrigation and draining. It prevents water from pooling, which can happen after heavy rains. Uneven land can allow water to accumulate in this way and can also lead to erosion. If water accumulates around a building’s foundation, it could eventually cause cracks; flooding is another potential problem.
Will I Need a Land Survey?
Land surveyors may be brought in to measure the land’s slope at the start of your land leveling project. This helps us determine the proper grading for your property.
How is Land Leveled?
Land grading can flatten the ground surfaces or create angles to direct the water. It focuses on digging up soil, filling in lower spots, hauling soil, and leveling slopes. It is usually done with equipment like backhoes and excavators. Once the drainage channels are built, drainage chemicals and specialized pipes might also be used.
Land leveling is a scientific process that can help with your property’s irrigation and drainage needs. To learn more, call us for a detailed explanation and estimate.