Lot Grading

Heavy rain, melting snow, or runoff may cause flooding for all types of properties if proper precautions are not taken. The City encourages all builders and homeowners to take measures to avoid flooding, and has set out lot grading processes and standards.

Lot grading consists of sloping the land within a lot to direct the flow of surface water away from a building’s foundation. The sloping helps direct the water towards a suitable outlet without negatively impacting nearby properties.