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St Louis Yard Grading Companies

Altered Grounds Landscaping

Altered Grounds Landscaping

4.8 (6)
Altered Grounds Outdoor Services is the area's premier landscaping company. We are a family owned and operated business, servicing St. Louis and the Metro East for more than 15 years. Our mission is to make your home or business stand out from the rest, look beautiful and leave you feeling great about your place. We specialize in elegant landscaping and outdoor living, and are renowned for our dramatic, "better than TV" backyard transformations. We offer FREE consultations all year round. ... View Profile
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Heob Farms

Heob Farms

5.0 (5)
The hard labor and the interest we take in are work. Also it's not really a job if it's your hobby. We put our all into every job.
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Navarro Landscape And Construction

Navarro Landscape And Construction

5.0 (5)
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J&B Lawn Care LLC

J&B Lawn Care LLC

3.0 (2)
We provide the best service at an affordable price that none of our competitors can come close too
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Residential & Commercial Demolation LLC

Residential & Commercial Demolation LLC

4.0 (1)
We stand out as 5 guys with over 100 yrs. Of combined experience who do unmatched work that stands out.
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Hank's Excavating & Landscaping

Hank's Excavating & Landscaping

We are committed to quality workmanship, competitive pricing and professional integrity in every project we do. In today's world of shrinking budgets and shorter timeliness for project completion, it is important to have a team player like Hank's Excavating on your side. We take pride in our innovative solutions to today's complicated construction problems, our ability to adapt to a changing industry, and our total commitment to getting the job done right the first time. ... View Profile
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Serenity Landscape Lighting

Serenity Landscape Lighting

Serenity Landscape Lighting L.L.C, founded February 2014, is a premier landscape lighting company whose incomparable consultative approach, uncompromising quality standards and passion to achieve each of our client’s satisfaction are what make us unique. Regardless if your home or business is small or large, we realize you have spent countless hours and have invested numerous dollars in order to make it beautiful both inside and out. However, you may feel there is something missing from your exterior and that is where we can help! Whether you want to install a quaint English garden or create a grand Southern entrance for your home ... View Profile
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Furfaro Design/Build Landscapes

Furfaro Design/Build Landscapes

We are landscape architects and horticulturists with 25yrs of experience in our business.  We are certified with the interlocking concrete paving institute(ICPI). We install outdoor patios, walls and living spaces along with your typical landscape.  
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Avant Gardens Outdoor Living

Avant Gardens Outdoor Living

Avant Gardens Landscaping specializes in landscapes, patio construction, driveways, walkways, decks, pergolas, walls, steps, fireplaces, fire pits, waterfalls, water features, outdoor lighting, outdoor rooms and kitchen designs. We are an experienced and innovative landscaping company that breathes fresh air into the industry and tends to your individualized needs. From rejuvenating your existing landscaping to brand new installations, we will work with you on making your property as individualized as you are. We serve the St. Louis metro-east region. Just tell us a little bit about a project you are planning and we will help you take those p ... View Profile
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CoMo Concrete LLC

CoMo Concrete LLC

We never sacrifice quality for any reason- neither our profits nor other subcontractors will push us into giving you less than gorgeous and durable results. We specialize in decorative and stamped finishes. Whether you want a beautiful faux granite concrete counter or an imitation slate stamp on your new patio- CoMo Concrete delivers. Or your money back.
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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?