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Lion Group Construction

Lion Group Construction

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My name is Udi Finkel, the owner and founder of Lion Group Construction. We are a family-owned and operated business with over 10 years of experience based out of Walnut Creek, California. We are licensed, bonded and insured. Encompassing my expertise alongside the visions of my clients is the determining factor for a beautiful remodel.  What sets Lion Group Construction apart from other construction companies is two-fold. From the onset of your home remodel to the conclusion of your project, I not only listen but I am the face you see. I am dedicated and committed to ensuring excellent service paying strict attention to details and comp ... View Profile
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Pha Landscaping And Services

Pha Landscaping And Services

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HSD Masonry

HSD Masonry

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Our goal is to satisfy our clients by transforming their ideas into reality. We have all the experience in this trade and we have creativity. we know the best and durable materials. Our goal is to bring a smile to our clients every time they see our work. we love what we do and our work is quality. We have experience in: stone, brick, block, precast, pavers, flagstone, travirtine, water features, and more. ask for a free fee today. ... View Profile
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Presidential Landscapes

Presidential Landscapes

Presidential Landscapes established 1990 Patricia has an A. S. in environmental landscaping CLCA tested and certified as landscape technician tested and cerified irrigation designer/auditor/repair/installation technician/plus general plumbing and drainage with pumps/gravity drainage systems worked 11+ yrs designing/installing/maintaining landscapes for Presidio Trust SF heavy equipment operator- outdoor lighting masonary/paver work/reataining walls fences arbors/non attached decks/ gates isntallation and repairs tree work up to 20 ft stump removal excells in low maintenance landscapes and general handy person work on call work for an eme ... View Profile
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J&R Landscaping And Construction

J&R Landscaping And Construction

J&R Landscaping is a construction based company comprised of highly skilled individuals and headed by (Jose R)a landscape professional with over 7 years of experience, We specialize in exquisite residential and commercial projects that are intended to be beautiful at the time of installation and gracefully mature and improve as they age. We have developed into a reputable landscape operation, having built trusting relationships with our dedicated clientele along the way. Our focus from the very beginning, and still today, has been on outstanding service and dedication and this has served our customers well in that they have consistently r ... View Profile
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Mint Exterior Designs

Mint Exterior Designs

When it comes to turning your landscaping project into something you love. We take the time to sit with the customer and truly draw out the area. All customers gets a job layout PDF with an estimate. We call out all of our materials, this way the customer knows exactly what well be installing.  Home owner can choose to research the matierals installed by name and look up cost on material.  Unlike other installer's we at Mint never put and upcharge percentage on our materials to be fair to the customer.  We choose to go this route because we feel comfortable knoeikn that the customer is already oayinp top dollar for the best mat ... View Profile
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Greener Bay Landscaping Inc

Greener Bay Landscaping Inc

Our mission is to make our world more beautiful, and we have done so through the creation and ongoing care of landscapes in commercial settings, living communities and private homes. Through our unique blend of talents and expertise our staff can create the ideal outdoor environment to compliment any structure or living space. Whether that is providing beautiful green surroundings to enhance the work place, improving the functionality of an outdoor area or creating a unique space of tranquility in your home, Greener Bay Landscpaing Inc. We take great pride in the work we do and our company’s core values of integrity, responsibility, ex ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to regrade a lawn or level land?

Leveling a yard costs $500 to $1,000 for small lawns or $1,000 to $5,000 for a full backyard. Land grading costs $0.40 to $2.00 per square foot or $17,400 to $43,600 per acre. Fixing grading around a house costs $500 to $3,000.

What is grading land?

Land grading is the process of leveling the ground or contouring the slope to ensure proper water drainage. Grading often involves moving dirt from the highest areas of the yard to the lowest places to remove a slope.

  • Grading corrects the yard's slope to drain water away from the home's foundation.
  • Leveling is a form of grading that creates a smooth, even surface.

When do I need to regrade my yard?

Look for these signs that a yard needs regrading:

  • Pooling water on the lawn, hardscapes, or driveways
  • Flooding in the basement or around the foundation
  • Soil erosion
  • Spongy soil from too much water collecting in low areas
  • Mold, fungus, or dead grass and plants due to improper drainage
  • Heavily exposed tree roots
  • Uneven areas of cut grass due to peaks and depressions in the lawn
  • Installing a pool
  • Building a home, addition, or deck
  • Redoing your landscaping

When is the best time of year to regrade a yard?

The best time to regrade a yard is in the Spring or Fall during dry weather, or immediately with drainage issues. Pros recommend reseeding or laying new sod immediately after grading to hold the soil in place. Avoid grading during the rainy season as the loose topsoil may wash away.

How long does it take to level a yard?

Leveling a yard takes 3 days to 1 week on average, depending on the size, slope, and terrain complexity. Grading for smaller landscaping projects may take as little as 1 day.

Does land grading increase property value?

Land grading may increase property value for homes in flood zones or with steeply sloped yards. Buyers with children typically prefer houses with level backyards. Grading as part of a larger landscape design project can increase property value by 5% to 12%.

How to find local residential grading contractors?

Start by searching our list of yard grading services, then compare reviews and costs. Next:

    • Get at least three quotes to compare. Grading companies require an onsite visit to provide an accurate estimate.
    • Choose a company with extensive residential land grading experience.
    • Look for pros with Erosion and Sediment Control certification.
    • Look at their reviews on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
    • Select a company that is licensed, bonded, and insured.
    • Request a comprehensive grading plan detailing the landscaping, elevation, and drainage.
    • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
    • Avoid companies with the cheapest quotes as quality may suffer.
    • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead.

What questions to ask grading companies?

When hiring a grading service, ask them the following questions:

  • How many grading projects like mine have you handled before?
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • Are you certified in Erosion and Sediment Control?
  • Do you own or rent your excavation equipment? Does the estimate include all equipment and delivery fees?
  • Will you flag any buried pipes and utility lines before work begins?
  • Does the estimate include fill dirt, topsoil, and dirt delivery fees?
  • Does the estimate include cleanup and debris removal?
  • What other costs should I expect?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • Will I need a grading surety bond? If so, will you help me obtain one?
  • How long will the project take?