Find a yard grading company in St Louis, MO

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Top 10 grading companies in St Louis, MO

Homeowners agree: these St Louis yard grading companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Hosto Excavating

Hosto Excavating

New on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Over 25 years of great work done in concrete, Sepic systems,water lines ,sewer service, land management, grading and construction work
Valleystonecraft Services

Valleystonecraft Services

4.5(4)
6 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Robert S. says, "So far, he responded very quickly. His missive was friendly and assured in his response. He is looking good." Read more
Outdoor Creative Design

Outdoor Creative Design

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
O.C.D. is a full-service landscape and hardscape design-build-install company in central St. Louis County established in 2009 with consistent, rapid growth. We pride ourselves on customer relationships and quality service.
Altered Grounds Landscaping

Altered Grounds Landscaping

4.8Excellent(6)
19+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Steve D. says, "Jeremy was very thoughtful in his design and addressing any drainage concerns. We had a large project done by Altered Grounds, and though we think we are very particular, we had very little to say, as Jeremy's attention to detail was awesome! Project came out better than we expected!! Incredibly beautiful!" Read more
Residential & Commercial Demolation LLC

Residential & Commercial Demolation LLC

4.0(1)
9+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Steven C. says, "Chris has so much first-hand knowledge that he was able to explain to me the process and the steps needed to get the permitting expedited so the work could proceed everything you told me was exactly correct" Read more
Irreco

Irreco

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
We deliver results the national companies promise!
Smarter Landscaping

Smarter Landscaping

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
My business isn't going to cut corners or leave any customer unhappy with our work. I give all of my customers quality service at an affordable rate.
DayBreak Builds

DayBreak Builds

5.0(1)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Rick R. says, "Professional!" Read more
Gunn Landscape Llc

Gunn Landscape Llc

New on HomeGuide
37+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Knowing that your project will endure the test of time. Correcting the mistakes other companies make
AJ's Landscaping/LawnCare/Maintenance & More

AJ's Landscaping/LawnCare/Maintenance & More

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Hard Working Company Very Friendly & Great Communications We Work At A Good Pace/Neatly As Possible To Get The Job Done. Also Were Willing To Help The Customers With Groceries & 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 St Louis grading companies

Recent success stories from people in the St Louis area.
Steven L.
They did a nice job. I would hire them again.
Valleystonecraft Services
Nancy R.
Altered Grounds provided a total redo of our current landscaping in the front and back of our property. After explaining what I would like, they designed the landscaping with new colorful perennial plants and flowering bushes along with additional sculptured areas. All the work was done very quickly, professionally, and cleaned up when completed. I would highly recommend them for any quality landscaping!
Altered Grounds Landscaping
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