The slope gradient refers to how steep a slope in the land might be. This is very important to the construction process and requires that the information be completely accurate. A professional contractor must measure the slope before they can begin to take note on how to deal with it if there is to be any construction on the area. The slope gradient is measured by a professional using tools to determine the angle the slope is at. This will provide them with information about how they must adjust the building or structure to be added to the land.
If you are building an addition on your home or adding a garage and you have a hill right near your home, you will need a contractor to make sure that the slope is not going to be in your way during the construction. It is important that the slope is not going to force water or weather into the structure after construction. In some cases the slope may need to be reduced or altered with excavating equipment. A good portion of the slope dirt of the slope may need to be removed in order to accommodate the additional building section. The slope gradient might need to be assessed in order to decide if the slope needs to be reinforced to avoid erosion and damage to the ground and structure. Once the professional develops a plan they can work to adjust the slope or the structure to work best together when the construction is complete.