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NCgranny 10-25-2011 02:45 AM

re-grading around brick crawlspace
 
Hello, I know that the grade should drop 6" within 10' but where should the grade begin? I have the driest crawlspace in the world (so why "screw it up", I know) but I have other issues (topsoil washing out, gully for driveway) so I'm going to start with re-grading around the house. Okay, in my crawlspace the dirt barely covers the concrete footings (maybe a brick deep tops). All around the outside of the crawlspace is backfilled one brick level above the inside, so basically the grade around the house is about 2 2/3" higher than the crawlspace. Should I just begin there, so the final grade at 10' will be about 3 1/3" below crawlspace grade, or is there some rule about that I should know. Thanks for your replies.

Bondo 10-29-2011 06:21 AM

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I know that the grade should drop 6" within 10' but where should the grade begin?
Ayuh,... At the foundation of course...

If it's pitched away from the house now, why mess with it...

NCgranny 11-05-2011 03:05 PM

The grade slopes towards the house, not away...
 
The grade slopes towards the house, not away, so I don't know where you got that. Anyhow, I discovered that (unless you plan to treat your crawlspace like a basement with waterproofing, drains, etc.) the outside grade should start below the inside grade (the very definition, in fact, of "a dry crawlspace") and that the dirt crawlspace floor should be below joists, etc. by so many inches per code. That makes sense, but I was hoping to avoid chopping down a 40 y/o Christmas Tree on the ridgeline that is well above what the grade should be to eliminate a swale in the front yard. I guess I should cut it down and terrace the slope it's holding on the other side down towards the culvert?


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