“Unfortunately, we see quite a bit of this.  And it was reported as the most frequently found problem according to 36% of home inspectors.”  Improper grading can cause many problems for a home including cracks in the slab, water penetration in areas such as the foundation footings or weep holes in the brick veneer. What to do? If improper grading is a problem with a property, we suggest options such as regrading around the home, assessing, and repairing the gutter downspouts or adding subsurface catch basins to make sure water is draining away from the property.