Grading soil away from the house
I have a sided house. In the process of building up the soil a little against the house so that I can get the right pitch away from the house, I wanted to know if there was a reason why I would not want to build up the soil agains the siding. The siding goes pretty far down to the top of the old soil level, and then I can see the foundation wall begin. I have now raised the soil in this are up against the siding and graded down from there away from the house. However, a waterproof contractor says that I should never have the dirt up against the siding and that I should have 5-6 inches of foundation wall showing, and that is the level I need to begin my grading. Unfortunately, that isn't going to be possible. But I wanted to know if the way I have it now, a couple of inches up the siding, is going to cause seepage into my basement as the contractor suggested.