If you are building for the first time, you need to know something; the level of your compound is very important! You need to consider the level of the existing roads around your property before you start building. This is especially important if the existing road has not been paved, you must make sure you get a good idea of what the finished road level will be and ensure your compound level is higher than it so that water flows from your compound outside.
Don’t assume your construction team will do the right thing and do not compromise on the level of your compound because of the cost of raising it to a suitable height.
Those whose compounds are unnecessarily flooded when it rains know what they go through.