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Gordonfong 02-05-2013 02:09 PM

Leveling a sloping backyard
 
I have a yard that slopes up away from the house. I like to level a 24'wX12'D area. To make it level 12 feet from the house, I need to go down 18 inches. I am afraid that me side fence may not be solid after digging 18 inches deep. How can I level my yard and keep the fence strong?

TarheelTerp 02-05-2013 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordonfong (Post 1110253)
I have a yard that slopes up away from the house.
How can I level my yard and keep the fence strong?

Terracing should do it. LINK

Bondo 02-05-2013 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordonfong (Post 1110253)
I have a yard that slopes up away from the house. I like to level a 24'wX12'D area. To make it level 12 feet from the house, I need to go down 18 inches. I am afraid that me side fence may not be solid after digging 18 inches deep. How can I level my yard and keep the fence strong?

Ayuh,.... Level, next to the buildin' is a Bad thing,...

Creates all sortsa problems...

GBrackins 02-05-2013 07:48 PM

the ground next to your home should slope at least 6-inches within the first 10-feet to direct water away from the foundation


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