When we purchased our house, the inspector recommended that we regrade all the ground that meets the house to ensure water is draining away properly.
- What do I need in order to do this (am I insane for even considering doing it myself?)?
- What should I do with the plants that are currently in the way of digging up the ground to improve their chances of surviving the process?
- Are there any potential issues we should be prepared for (discovering drains, buried cables, etc.)?