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Old 06-22-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Getting ready to sod...

I recently poured a 16x40' slab for a foundation I am building and am currently working on leveling my yard. I need to know what is suggested to level my yard so that water doesn't run underneath the slab. Do I slope away from the slab or is this something that I don't really need to worry about. I am trying to level my entire backyard, and really don't have alot of room for sloping, but I figured if it was gradual that the water wouldn't pool up in that are.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!


Mike Joyner
San Antonio, TX


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Old 06-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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You don't say where you are from but even assuming you are in a warm climate it is always proper practice to slope away from the slab to prevent eventual erosion. If slope is not possible you can always install a french drain on the perimeter. If you had some pics, they would help.


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