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Real Handyman Services

Real Handyman Services

5.0 (5)
Clean, respectful, productive, and efficient. Willing to work with customers to meet convinient arrangements any day and time of the week. We offer emergency and or planed services inside and out. We hold outstanding expertise and reputation through out California and beyond. We hope in carrying out our services to your home or place of work in the near future. Give us a call at 4087997361 for a free estimate. Thank you kindly and have a wonderful day. -Rudy Del Real (Owner & Operator) ... View Profile
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Mikes Property&Building Maintenance

Mikes Property&Building Maintenance

4.5 (2)
We take on jobs that others wont. No job to big or small. We are small enough to know are customers and pay attention to there needs and wants.
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Pha Landscaping And Services

Pha Landscaping And Services

5.0 (1)
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Get Pro Landscaping & Management Inc.

Get Pro Landscaping & Management Inc.

1.0 (1)
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Valdes Landscaping

Valdes Landscaping

5.0 (1)
Write about your passion for your services and how you will help customers achieve their goals
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Randall Ray Designs

Randall Ray Designs

5.0 (1)
Our designs are all 100% original and tayored the fit the individual preferences of our clients. The installation of the designed landscape is implemented under the direct supervision of the designer offering a continuity between design and installation second to none.
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Central Cal Landscaping

Central Cal Landscaping

5.0 (1)
Quality work and customer service  In all areas of landscaping. We specialize in installing fences as well as irrigation services . I love to help customers designer landscaping projects and bring them to life
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Garescape

Garescape

5.0 (1)
1> Starting with our free site estimate. 2> We take any job whether is small or big 3> professional and responsable from the begining to the end Our costumers have 0 liability when they hire us because we are totally insured to protect their investment, their property and our employees. We've been in this kind of business since 2003 and recently licensed in 2015 with the California Contractor's Board.
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Omar Landscape Design

Omar Landscape Design

4.0 (1)
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HSD Masonry

HSD Masonry

5.0 (1)
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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Joshua Zelmon Stone Design Inc

Joshua Zelmon Stone Design Inc

Since 1994 Joshua Zelmon Stone Design Inc. has been providing beautiful quality stone work at affordable pricing. Our company strives for the highest level of excellence, cleanliness, and precision working skills. These are just a few of the standards we bring to our projects. We enjoy continuing to work for returning customers year after year. This season let us build your dream project.
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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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Antonio Alcaraz Gardening And Landscaping Services

Antonio Alcaraz Gardening And Landscaping Services

Commercial and residential landscaping services here to bring your property to life! we specialize in new lawn installation and repair (sob or seed) , Sprinkler and drip systems (automatic, manual, and timer). Concrete service includes cement color stamping, driveway, walkway, patio, mow strips, and steps. At Antonio Alcaraz Gardening and Landscaping, we also offer a wide variety or professional garden services including planting, rock gardens, mountains, waterfalls and outdoor lights. Additional services include: Oriental Gardens Planting Seasonal Flowers Sodding & Resodding Sprinkler Systems. Hablamos Espanol! ... 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?