Installing a new custom fireplace in a home with an existing chimney isn't necessarily easy, but at least dealing with the venting isn't a major issue. As with anything else that involves combustion, venting is usually necessary to keep your fireplace running safely. Chimneys are the most common option for providing an escape route for exhaust gases, but they're far from the only choice.
Of course, adding a chimney is always an option, but doing so can be expensive and often involves significant disruption and at least some demolition work.
Land grading is a useful tool for mitigating numerous risks on a property. If you've identified any of the following problems at a site, you may want to have a contractor help you with reshaping the soil.
Especially on properties with significant slopes, erosion can be an endless fight. However, land grading allows you to channel the runoff in a more structured way. You can ease the grade to reduce how much soil comes away every time there's rain.