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How to Know When You Need a Grading Contractor

Are you planning on building a new structure on an undeveloped piece of land? Does your basement flood when it rains? Or does your property have gulleys or other unsightly signs of erosion on it? If so, then you may need the services of a grading contractor.

Here’s why:

If you don’t properly prepare a piece of ground before you add a building to it, you’re just asking for it to suffer from water damage. If the direction of the slope is off just a little bit, it can channel rainwater directly against the exterior walls. The result could be anything from foundation damage to water pouring into the structure, especially during the kind of heavy downpours east Texas is famous for.

A flooding basement is usually caused by a lack of sufficient slope in the earth surrounding your house. Even if you don’t have a cellar, the last thing you want is moisture against or under your home. It can cause mold to grow, damage underside insulation, become a breeding ground for disease-carrying creatures, and even weaken the foundation walls over time.

Gulleys and other surface deformations are formed when land hasn’t been contoured to maximize drainage. This kind of erosion isn’t just ugly; it can lower property values, contribute to sinkhole development, and possibly expose you to legal liability, if the runoff adversely affects your neighbor’s property.

When you need a grading contractor, give Ultimate Construction a call, because grading land correctly requires not just the proper tools and equipment, but also the know-how and attention to detail that come with years of experience. With our 20 years in the construction industry, our experience sets us apart from our competitors, and serves as our assurance to you that the job will be done right the first time. You’ll be surprised how reasonable our rates are, so call us today for a free, no-hassle quote.