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When it comes to protecting your property from water damage, proper grading is crucial. Grading refers to the slope or incline of the land around your home, designed to direct water away from the foundation. Improper grading can lead to significant issues, including erosion, water pooling, and foundation damage. At Parks’ Waterproofing, we understand the importance of proper grading for effective drainage and offer expert grading and grading repairs to safeguard your property.

How Erosion and Poor Grading Impact Property

Foundation Damage: One of the most severe consequences of poor grading is foundation damage. When the land around your home slopes towards the foundation, water can accumulate and seep into the ground, exerting pressure on the foundation walls. Over time, this can cause cracks, shifts and other structural issues that are costly to repair.

  • Basement Flooding: Inadequate grading can lead to basement flooding. Water that pools near the foundation can find its way into the basement through cracks and gaps, causing significant water damage, mold growth, and an unhealthy living environment.
  • Soil Erosion: Poor grading can accelerate soil erosion around your property. Erosion depletes the soil of essential nutrients and can lead to uneven landscapes, affecting the aesthetic appeal and stability of your yard. Severe erosion can even undermine walkways, driveways, and other structures.
  • Water Pooling: Improperly graded land can result in water pooling in your yard. Stagnant water can kill grass and plants, create a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and lead to a soggy, unusable yard. This can be particularly problematic in areas with heavy rainfall.

Landscaping features such as gardens, trees and flower beds can suffer from poor drainage. Excess water can drown plants, erode soil and wash away mulch, leading to a decline in the health and appearance of your landscape.

How Parks’ Waterproofing Can Help

At Parks’ Waterproofing, we offer professional grading and grading repairs to correct poor drainage and protect your property. Our experienced team uses advanced techniques and equipment to ensure proper water flow away from your home.

  • Expert Assessment: Our process begins with a thorough assessment of your property’s current grading and drainage situation. We identify problem areas where water accumulates or flows toward the foundation and develop a customized plan to address these issues.
  • Effective Grading Solutions: We provide effective grading solutions to reshape the land around your home, creating a slope that directs water away from the foundation. This may involve adding soil to low areas, removing excess soil from high areas, and creating swales or channels to facilitate water flow.
  • Grading Repairs: If your property has suffered from erosion or improper grading, we offer grading repairs to restore proper drainage. This includes rebuilding eroded areas, reinforcing slopes, and installing retaining walls where necessary to prevent further erosion.
  • Comprehensive Waterproofing: In addition to grading, Parks’ Waterproofing offers a range of services to protect your property from water damage. This includes installing drainage systems, gutters and waterproofing membranes to provide an added layer of protection against water intrusion.

Proper grading is essential for effective drainage and the protection of your property from water damage. Erosion and poor grading can lead to significant issues, including foundation damage, basement flooding, soil erosion and water pooling. At Parks’ Waterproofing, we are committed to providing expert grading and grading repairs to ensure your property remains safe and dry. Contact us today to schedule an assessment at your property in North Carolina and learn how our services can help you achieve optimal drainage and protect your home.

Posted on behalf of Parks' Waterproofing LLC

5287 Speedway Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Phone: (336) 927-3504

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Why You Should Choose Parks' Waterproofing!

Parks’ Waterproofing is the ONLY waterproofing company in North Carolina that offers maintenance free solutions in 99% of our custom solutions while maintaining the structural integrity of your foundation and code compliant

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Our Client Reviews

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 33 reviews

Courtney D.

I cannot say enough about Jody and his team of guys. Do yourself a favor and call them, but if you have other jobs schedule them last because they will set the bar so high everyone else will fall short. Jody himself came out a few times, and would text and call during the entire job checking in and making sure everything was going well. My house was actually a negative grade and they had to regrade all around the house, install a dehumidifier in the crawl space, installed new gutters and drains in the yard…they did so well I kept adding jobs! I have never come across this level of professionalism in this industry. I would call them again in a heartbeat!

Bryan B.

Jody saved us a ton of money by quickly and accurately diagnosing our wet basement issue as simply under-sized gutters. Instead of digging around the foundation and waterproofing, they installed new gutters, downspouts and drain lines, and our basement is now dry. Honest, professional, experienced, reasonably priced - give him a call before you have anyone start a waterproofing jobs you might not need.

Gail & Casey B.

We are pleased with the job at Granite Falls, NC. 5 star! The basement is dry and condensation is gone, bright white covering. The dehumidifier is hard at work, again thank you. The gutters are redirecting the rain waters. God bless you.

Debbie & Dave V.

We hired Parks’ Waterproofing to address a moisture issue in the basement of our log home in Buck Mountain. We were convinced during our initial meeting with Jody to go with his company based on the Waterproofing Lifetime Guarantee offered and other services his company provides such as hardscaping & landscaping. During the course of our waterproofing project and as we began to experience and appreciate the high quality of workmanship, we solicited Jody for ideas to expand the scope of the work into hardscaping and landscaping. As our confidence in Jody grew, we allowed him to incorporate his vision for our property that included a patio, a fire ring, retaining walls and walkways. His attention to planning and detail were impeccable. His cost-saving ideas were also much appreciated. Just as important to us was the professionalism of his field staff; they were extremely courteous and respectful of our property. The end result is spectacular; the quality of materials used and the fit and finish not only met but exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased with and proud of our new hardscape and landscape features, and of course the waterproofing system is working; keeping our basement dry and devoid of humidity. We recommend Parks’ Waterproofing to anyone.

Johnny E.

I would highly recommend Parks' Waterproofing for any work I had for them to do. Jody was good about coming to my home and looking at what was going on with water getting into my basement. Come to find out that had a bad down spout. Jody was good enough to show me this and the problem was an easy fix. Jody made a 40 mile trip and would not let me pay him. Thank you Jody.

Kara M.

We were having water in our basement every time it rained hard. We feared the worst, and called Parks’ Waterproofing for an estimate. After inspecting our basement, Jody told us that the issue was a $10 pipe that we could replace ourselves. He could have tried to sell us an expensive system that we didn’t need but he was honest. We are grateful for this honest business.

Matt R.

As a real estate agent in the Triad, I can tell you that many major issues found in homes originate from improper water management. The first time I met with the Parks' Waterproofing, I could tell that they were the real deal. This team really knows their stuff! Parks' Waterproofing installed their patented, lifetime warranty, free-flowing waterproofing system around the entire perimeter of a family member's house to prevent water under the house, which was causing a huge mold problem. I have also used Parks' Waterproofing to install below grade drainage for my gutter system, plus, adding a catch basin under my deck, and grading. They did an amazing job! 5/5, highly recommended to anyone!

Greg G.

If you are having water problems in your basement or house...CALL PARKS WATERPROOFING! Jody listens, takes detailed notes, then lays out a plan of attack to eliminate the issue. We made the mistake of hiring a General Contractor first because they had the time to come out sooner than Parks. Big mistake that cost my parents a great deal of money. Believe me, wait for Parks. It is worth the wait. Even though Parks was busy, he updated us weekly with a spreadsheet showing us exactly where we were on his list. We never had to call him. After he fixed our problem, which required a great deal of digging and grading, his team came out and landscaped those areas and planted grass seed. My parent's yard has never looked this good. My only complaint is that Jody will not tell me what his seed blend is or sell it to me. JODY, what is your secret??? I highly recommend Parks Waterproofing and on a personal note, Jody is a good man. He actually cares about his customer. Regards, Greg

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