Bought my home 1 year back....noticed that the earth on the right side of the home slopes slightly towards the house itself. I just finished tearing up my entire basement by removing all the old 60s/70s wood panelling and old ceiling tiles. I Inspected the walls and noticed a few spots where water had penetrated thru in the past. We've had some crazy rainfalls in the last month or so and have not noticed a single wet/damp area (thank god for that) which leaves me to think the old water marks were a problem of the past and most likely repaired somehow by the previous home owners.....
However, even though I do not notice any more moisture issues in the basement I still want to do the right thing and regrade away from the home. All downspouts are directed a fair distance way from the home already and shouldnt be an issue.
My question .......
Is there any "landscaping felt" (so i am told it is called) that actually works to prevent weeds/ grass from penetrating thru.
Not only to I want to regrade the right side but I am also thinking of compacting it down afterwards with a thin layer of finely crushed stone then a few decorative patio stones leading towards the back of the home and surrounding them with 3/4 crushed stone in between to make it an accessible walkway.
I know people who have spent $100+ at home depot for "landscapers felt" that had covered a small 3ft x 10ft area only to have tonnes of weeds/ grass pop thru the very next year.
Any info on what brand of landscapers felt would be greatly appreciated...... or if there is any other type product reccommeded.