landscape rocks near house foundation

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    Save yourself a whole lot of trouble.

    Find a reputable landscaper and get their opinion. They will be able to get what you need and install it.
     
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    ..I'm not too worried about it, so I don't want to spend too much
     
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    May explain why my car port doesn't have a crack in it and my across the street neighbors is cracked like an egg with lots of trip hazards from dislodgement. Mine is built on a foundation with a crawlspace underneath. His is built directly on the ground.
     
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    That can get pretty pricey.
    When we bought the house we had the front yard re landscaped to the tune of 12k.
     
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    Grade the stone AWAY from the house too.

    You're welcome,

    A landscaper.
     
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    You're right to a certain extent.
    Here in Texas you want to channel the water along the slab to keep the soil moist.
    A lot of it has to do with the type of weather your state gets.
     
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    Your whole house is probably like that, that was not uncommon in some regions many, many years ago. About the only place you'll see that today is in commercial construction, now a days it's almost prohibitively expensive for a home, it's at least double the cost of a slab.
     
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    My whole house is like that. Crawlspace with a vapor barrier. 40 years old, dry as a bone underneath, very few settling cracks. The only real crack I have that is bothersome is where the walk from the front door and the driveway meet. It is direct poured on ground and there is a bit of a collision of grades at that spot as the driveway runs on a north-south slope and the walk runs on an east-west slope. I will grind it down and patch it on of these days. Not too bad. Just a slight dislodgement and crack.

    I apparently got lucky. Not long after getting it, me and a couple neighbors were standing out in the street talking and this old guy came along who has lived around the corner since before the subdivision was built. He told me the name of the builder on my house and said he was the best guy in the city at the time. Said he built high quality houses intended to last. Said, "As far as houses, you bought a tank." The guy with the messed up carport is always comparing and complaining he got the short end of the stick on his house because of all the stupid things like I have higher quality foundation vents, lots of details, crown molding, etc etc etc.
     
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