Grading Contractor Northern Virginia is Fairfax Contractor. Many homes built in Northern Virginia were poorly graded by the contractors that built these homes. Today if a contractor builds a new home, it will require the seal by a land surveyor, architect, or licensed civil engineer licensed in Virginia before a building permit will be issued. Your new home may have been graded properly, but with the back filled, dirt may have settled, leaving the grading plan ineffective. When soil settles around the foundation, water will be then pushed backed and can lead to water infiltration into your home. A simple solution for this problem is simply to add more soil and create a grade that will move the water away from your home. One of the biggest problems with a poorly graded lot in your Northern Virginia home is erosion and the ability to grow grass. The professionals at Fairfax Contractor have a variety of methods to re-grade your lot, so that soil erosion, the inability to grow grass, and water filtration into your basement can be a thing of the past.
If you plan on re-grading your existing Northern Virginia homes, there are some things to consider. If your grading plan will encompass more than 2500 ft.², your contractor will need a special permit to do this type of major grading. Included in this plan, we will need to show how we will place settlement and erosion control while we perform a complete makeover of your lot’s topography. Grading projects often fall below the threshold of 2500 ft.² of land distribution. There is no permit required in Virginia to re-create small parts of the property for groundwater control. The only exception to this rule is if your property lies on a stream or area where the watershed would ultimately drain into the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act is something that you must and your contractor thoroughly understand. If your property is too graded and you are near a watershed that leads directly into the Chesapeake Bay, there are many laws and regulations that need to be followed. Also, before any re-creating of your property is performed Fairfax Contractor will contact Miss utilities of Virginia, do have a locator mark any utilities before construction can commence.
If the grade of your lot is towards your home, this is probably something that should be re-mediated before major damage is created. Fairfax Contractor performs large and small re-grading projects, including finding low spots in your yard and diverting the water away from your lot. Sometimes our recruiting projects include building swales, installing French drain systems, and floor drains to make standing water move to an area where it could be diverted from the property. Small grading projects Fairfax Contractor undertakes are usually performed by hand, but larger projects may require excavation equipment. We believe that most projects concerning your property lot can be hand dug, and bringing in heavy extra equipment can cause too much collateral damage to your yard.