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Top 10 grading companies in Washington, DC

Homeowners agree: these Washington yard grading companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
R&mlandscaping &construction Llc

R&mlandscaping &construction Llc

New on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Good tree Lawn roof concrete Good
Faulkner Lawn Care & Construction

Faulkner Lawn Care & Construction

New on HomeGuide
5 hires on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Faulknerlandscaping.com Oxon Hill Maryland MBE certified in the state of Maryland We very much enjoy watching a project go from initial design phase to completion and watching the customers reaction to what has transpired
Marylanders Llc

Marylanders Llc

4.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Andy Y. says, "Overall it was good work however he lacks good communication skills, and the labor charge was hefty" Read more
Green Bay Landscaping LLC

Green Bay Landscaping LLC

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
We specialize in landscaping maintenance and installation, hardscape, retaining walls, patios, concrete, French drain, land grading, fence installation and more, call 240-417-7355
HireManpower.llc

HireManpower.llc

5.0Exceptional(6)
1 hire on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Rose C V. says, "Great! He was. Fast and efficient. He did the job well. Thank you very much for following up. If I need assistance in the future I will contact you again." Read more
No Days Off

No Days Off

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
It stands out due to our effort in finishing on time knowing and letting the customer know that they come first. "The first job is the last job" we will be on the job until it's done right!! We also have programs that cost efficient for all clients to fit their budget. The freedom and being outside. I also Love the creation point showing something from nothing into something.
Yard Scaping Services LLC

Yard Scaping Services LLC

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Our business is reliable, with a flexible and speedy schedule, As well as professional.
Burch Masonry Llc

Burch Masonry Llc

3.7(3)
20 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Philomena D. says, "Very punctual. Everything was done quickly and neatly. Extra blocks were replaced in order to make the finished wall look good. I had also forgotten to mention a small job I needed done. Both were done at no extra charge. I did have all the materials for the extra small job. I highly recommend Burch Masonry and if I need this type of work to be done again I will not hesitate to call them. And did I mention he was the lowest bid by a lot? Thank you Burch Masonry for a job well done." Read more
Eah Landscaping Services

Eah Landscaping Services

New on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Will doing good with the reference and good working crew
Owens Lawn And Construction Service..Dump Truck Service

Owens Lawn And Construction Service..Dump Truck Service

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Armand F. says, "Ronnie is very polite and upfront about the work he is going to do and the price. No hidden costs! All of his workers are very polite individuals. I will contact Ronnie for any future projects that I have " Read more

Your Land Leveling and Grading questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

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 and Google.
  • 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?

Reviews for Washington grading companies

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Desmond F.
They're very professional, respectful and gives professional advice to their customers. They also offer free estimate and very good discount.
HireManpower.llc
TONY H.
Dion has been great. Rain has held up the project, but looks good to be finished soon. Thanks
Burch Masonry Llc
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