How do you slope the ground around the foundation of your house?
This should've been done as the foundation of the house was being built. The ground needs to slope away from your house so that it provides as a water runoff away from your house. From a level base, a 10 to 20 degree slope is what you need to have the ground slope away from your house. This slope should be at a minimum distance of 1 meter to a max of 3 meters. The countour of the rest of your lawn shouldn't matter past this point.
A pithouse (pit house) uses natural land features, such as a depression of ground in front of a bank or slope of land, to build a protective enclosure for people or animals. The slope of land forms one "side" of the house and is a natural wind break. Poles set at four corners in front of the slope can then be blocked (such as fencing) or covered (roof and walls). During warm weather, the slope…
Your yard does not need to be level to install an in ground swimming pool. A retaining wall can be constructed around the edges of the pool to compensate for any slope that your yard may have. Depending on how drastic the slope is, it may be more cost effective to properly grade the yard than construct a retaining wall.
The steeper the gradient of the slope, the faster the mass will move down it (if the mass stays constant). This is because the mass has more gravitational potential energy as it would be raised higher or it can be explained by the horizontal component of weight that is parallel to the slope being greater as the horizontal angle of the slope to the ground is greater.