Many people shopping for a home might avoid a lot that’s sloped. While Central Florida isn’t known for its rolling hills, even a slight hill in the yard will have its effect. In today’s blog, we’ll talk about why that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We’ll go over the great benefits, as well as some downsides to be aware of, that come with living on sloped land. Visit the rest of our blog to learn more about construction and your home.
Let’s talk about some costs associated with sloped land. On the bright side, you’ll save on excavation costs when building. However, costs can go up when dealing with slopes higher than 15 percent. Foundation will be more expensive, and leveling and grading could be too. However, that entirely depends on the lay of the land. Most lots, even if they look flat, could still require some grading to make drainage a dream. This isn’t the place to skimp on costs!
Sloped land might provide some benefits that hadn’t come to mind before. A building on this land could provide your home with beautiful natural light. We recommend your designs to include full length windows on one side to take full advantage of this benefit. Get some Vitamin D while you’re indoors and save on your electricity bill!
If you don’t like doing the lawn, this could be a great feature for you too. Landscaping is often simpler on sloped land, and day-to-day care is usually easier. With the proper grading, we can create something beautiful without tons of effort for the homeowner. Learn about our grading services here.
Our favorite aspect of sloped land though is the architecture and design possibilities. Want a walkout basement in Florida, or even just a unique space that looks different than your neighbors? A sloped lot is perfect for you.
Have questions about the details, or have a lot you want us to view? Visit our website to chat with us and get a free quote. We’re happy to answer your questions and get you on your way to a home you love.
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