Sloping is another factor to consider when you’re determining whether your property has a good foundation. Uneven sloping in the ground around your home shows that the foundation isn’t completely level as it should be. As a portion of the foundation moves, the floor above it follows suit.
However, sloping can be good in certain situations. The landscaping around newer homes may slope downward, pointing away from the house in all directions. This is meant to naturally direct water away from the foundation using the force of gravity. Look at your yard and see whether you have this type of sloping. If you do, your foundation has an extra defense against rain.