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Old 03-31-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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slope needed around house?

I need to put more dirt around the house as it is way too low...especially under the front step.

How much to put down?

Can I use any type of dirt? Or should I put gravel or something else down?

Me know nothing!!!

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Old 03-31-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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slope needed around house?

I recommend 2-3" MINIMUM pitch in first 10 feet from house. Dirt is best, as stone, mulch, etc. all collect & hold water instead of shedding it, like dirt does.

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