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RobinB

01:45PM | 02/05/99
We have had some erosion around our foundation, and were told by a local foundation company to fill the holes with sand. The sand/dirt company that I called said this was very much against building code. Who is right? (We have fixed the erosion problem with gutters).

DR HOME

12:55PM | 02/08/99
Robin,
Contact your local building code department for the town in which you live. Every area is different so nobody here can give you the correct answer.

DR HOME

01:02PM | 02/09/99
Reading over the problem again, I would fill the area with dirt with a 1 inch per foot slope away from your foundation a minimum of 6 feet. Sand will allow the water to penetrate down along your foundation walls, which is what you are trying to avoid. I apologize for the first answer.....


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