Oct 05, 2021 10:10 am
When it comes to building, I am an absolute newbie. I learn everything from YouTube and forums. I have successfully built a full deck and made several other renovations—all from learning online so I should be able to get the jist of things once explained.
On my current property, my land is relatively flat and my house sits on piers. However, the separate garage’s foundation is below ground level—approximately 20cm below. The soil/lawn sit right up against the external walls of the garage. I have now just realised that when it rains, the rain is seeping into the garage.
From my online understanding, I think I need to “grade” the soil? I am guessing I either need to create a “moat” around the foundation, lower than it? Or I need to angle the soil so it lowers below the level of the foundation around the whole garage?
Does anyone have any advice on what and how I should do this?
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