Yard regrading, also referred to as yard leveling or reshaping, is the process of leveling out land to ensure that water flows away from your home’s foundation. Draining issues in a yard not only causes cosmetic problems but can also affect the health of your home’s foundation.
While some homeowners can install drains to fix their water pooling issue, this isn’t the case for all yards. If you find that the problem persists, yard regrading is one way to improve your yard and garden’s appearance.
Yard Regrading - Why Do It?
Yard regrading is done for both cosmetic or practical reasons. The main reason for regrading the yard is to move water from where it’s currently traveling to a different location. In most yard regrading cases, homeowners choose to direct water away from the home to avoid pooling which can contribute to flooding and damage the foundation.
When to Regrade Your Yard
So how do you know when it’s time to regrade your yard? Several signs can point to a need for yard regrading:
- Water pooling around your home’s foundation. This can lead to flooding or dampness that results in mold growth in your home.
- Water pooling on your driveway or sidewalks. Repeated pooling of water on your driveway and sidewalks can cause them to crack. You may also notice the growth of mold and mildew in these areas.
- Patches of dead grass that won’t grow back. These areas of your yard may have become compacted from repeated foot traffic or settling.
- Uneven, lumpy areas of your yard. These lumps may have come from tree or shrub roots, everyday wear and tear, or damage from pets. You may also find it harder to mow your lawn due to its uneven surfaces.
- Mold and fungus are growing in areas of your yard. Mold and fungus will grow in areas of your lawn where water pools repeatedly. These small pools of water will attract water-loving pests like mosquitoes, which can negatively impact your family’s health.
What to Look Out For When Regrading Your Lawn
Before starting the regrading process, you’ll need to note the location of any sprinkler systems, pipes, drains, or wires in your yard that could be displaced. Some pipes can be protected and kept in the same location, while others may need to be relocated. You also need to take into account if your foundation has any existing damage. If so, you’ll need to address this before moving forward with your yard regrade.
Regrade Your Yard With Moyer Lawncare
If you’re concerned about the health of your home’s foundation or notice that your yard has become uneven, perhaps it’s time to regrade your yard. Moyer Lawn Care is more than happy to help you during this process. Our lawn leveling service will improve the look of your lawn and make maintenance easier for you.
To get a free estimate, fill out our online contact form. We look forward to helping you with your yard regrading and restoring your yard to its original state.