I want to level my garden but there is a problem. There is a road next
to property is on a slope. The image provided indcates the level of
slope. This is the main problem. I want to know how i can level my
garden while having a road at a slope next to it. (My house has got tall
(6ft) hedges all around.
Positive number means it is high. Negative means its low. 0 means it is
leveled. So the idea is to make it 0 all the around.
The next thing i am just curious about, it is not priority but if
someone can help me it would be greatly appreciated. You can see that at
the enterance i have a sloped driveway. My plan is to replace that with
steps and put the driveway where the "x" is marked on the image and put
paving in the red box. The problem is that since the garden will be
levelled and the road is at a slope, i dont think i will be able to
simply drive in.
I am not really looking for any solid answers, i am open to any ideas or
suggestions you may have. Thank you in advance.
Some actual pics of the grading would be essential to getting
good answers. Among the key things missing:
The diagram uses numbers for the relative grading, but what is
the difference in feet between a 0 , 2, 4 etc?
What is the situation at the house foundation itself? Can you
add material there or is it already at the right height, too high,
Where can water go? It looks like the only place for water
to flow away to is the back, behind where the new driveway
would go? What's back there? Can water flow over there
or is it going to create a problem for a neighbor? Where
does water from the roof go now? Any water pooling problems?
What's going on in the upper left corner, where you have a
4 area right next to a zero area? I guess that gets back to
what those numbers mean. If it's a 4" difference it's one thing,
if it's a 4ft difference there better be a retaining wall.....
What you have isn't good. The house is in a lower spot
with the grading going towards it on 3 sides. The road is where
it is and it's pretty much at the level of the yars around it,
except for one spot in the lower right corner. It would seem the
best option is to have the grading flow in the general direction
it now goes, ie from left to right and into the upper right corner,
ie the back corner of the property. And if you pave that area,
there is going to be a large amount of new water going back
there as runoff from the driveway. That needs someplace to go.
Call whatever city or county dept deals with road building and ask for
advice. Most will not ask for your name and address, but If they do,
hang up and call someone else.
I had a similar situation and called the city planning dept. asking for
advice. I was worried that they would make notes and send out an
inspector later, but the fellow was extremely helpful and didn't ask for
my name or address. I have found that nearly all city workers are
helpful if you're asking for advice. They have seen it all.
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