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Top 10 grading companies in New York, NY

Homeowners agree: these New York yard grading companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
SRVLANDSCAPING CONSTRUCTION  & Design Llc

SRVLANDSCAPING CONSTRUCTION & Design Llc

5.0(3)
8 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Mary K. says, "Quality of work, on time, neat work and pleasant to deal with" Read more
Perfection Property Management

Perfection Property Management

4.7(3)
12 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Mona G. says, "I need someone to come mow the lawn immediately and Perfection was able to accommodate my schedule. My lawn was extremely high and wet so they took their time and actually mowed it twice. They are friendly and easy to work with . I would highly recommend them ." Read more
Alvamar Landscaping & Construction

Alvamar Landscaping & Construction

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Alvamar Landscaping and Construction, founded in 2008, is a trusted name in Forest Hills, NY, and surrounding areas. They specialize in landscape maintenance, design, hardscapes, irrigation, tree services, and interior handyman services. Alvamar prides itself on its one-on-one service, transforming yards and gardens into possibilities rather than limitations. Their professional service in the landscaping and construction industry has been making clients happy with their investments since 2008.
Soriano‘slandscaping

Soriano‘slandscaping

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Chen D. says, "Very quick and good service!" Read more
Ace Landscape Contractors

Ace Landscape Contractors

New on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
We are an owner supervised business operating for over 30 years out of our garden center in Yonkers. We design, install, and maintain landscapes. in addition we have dedicated crews for tree work,and all phases of masonry. The best enjoyment for us is the completion of a well done project. We offer free - no obligation estimates. Feel free to visit us at Windy Fsrm Garden Center - 330 Mclean Avenue, Yonkers, New York (914) 969-6459
Alvamar Corp

Alvamar Corp

New on HomeGuide
Serves New York, NY
We have a home improvement licence and work in landscaping and construction.
3E Design & Construction, Corp

3E Design & Construction, Corp

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
From design to construction, let us create the back yard of your dreams, outdoor kitchen, pool, pavers, landscape or any masonry job Back yard full renovations
All Seasons Property Services

All Seasons Property Services

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Quality , good work and time wise
Lotus Puzzle Landscaping, LLC.

Lotus Puzzle Landscaping, LLC.

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Lotus Puzzle Landscaping is a Small Professional Family Business with 25 years of experience and our specialty is Hardscaping and Landscaping Services. We are located in New Jersey, we do services for Residential and Commercial in Essex County, Hudson County and Union County. FULLY INSURED
Handyman

Handyman

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Eridik says, "Very proffesional and hard working person" 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 New York grading companies

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Crystal A.
I didn't expect same day service. He did great job.
SRVLANDSCAPING CONSTRUCTION & Design llc
Margaret F.
I needed my lawn reseeded after other work was done.anthony respond quickly and got the job done same day.
Perfection Property Management
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