Note: these issues should be considered as part of planning and maintaining the home. Aim to provide a consistent moisture regime around the house. This will minimise soil moisture variations that may cause movement and result in structural damage.
If the ground slopes towards the house, paths with spoon drains should be provided.
It is also important to place drains uphill of the footings so as to direct water around the house and away from the footings. A stormwater and roof water drainage management plan should be considered and take into account water ﬂowing from adjoining properties.