Find a yard grading company in Philadelphia, PA

Find yard grading companies in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 grading companies in Philadelphia, PA

Homeowners agree: these Philadelphia yard grading companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
AVANT GARDENS

AVANT GARDENS

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
42+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
After 43 years of successfully creating a diverse array of creative solutions for city gardens we continue to offer the best solutions for gardens and maintenance. We offer fencing solutions as well as design services. Please take a look at the website avantgardens.net And see us on Facebook and home advisor Angi and more pictures and reviews on Yelp. Contact the office at 215-634-6332 or email us at [email protected].
Absolute Contracting LLC

Absolute Contracting LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Tom D. says, "Thorough, professional pleasant to work with." Read more
Leon Garden World

Leon Garden World

5.0(3)
4 hires on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Nicole W. says, "They came out and installed our pool, concrete and fence in just two weeks! We didn’t believe it when they said it would only take two weeks " Read more
Santangelo Contracting LLC

Santangelo Contracting LLC

New on HomeGuide
5 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We are a full service masonry, landscaping, hardscaping and outdoor living company.
Mariani Enterprises

Mariani Enterprises

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Mariani Enterprises has more than 30 years experience in excavation and landscape construction. We have been in business for more than 20 years. We stand by our work and take pride in what we do. We work in many fields including: Excavation, Waterproofing, Water line installation, Retaining walls, Irrigation pipes, Clay pipes, Drainage pipes, Sod, Foundations, Footings, Excavating equipment rental, Addition excavation, French drain, Storm damage restoration services, Storm water management, Foundation repair, Concrete repair, Driveway repair, Septic system installation, Sanitary sewer repair, Snow removal, Storm water drain installation, L
Blessed Construction Llc

Blessed Construction Llc

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Kimberly R W. says, "Very professional and years of experience with pool installations. " Read more
Landscape Dimensions

Landscape Dimensions

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Nancy B. says, "Brian is very knowledgeable. He had great ideas. When we were said and done, he had mostly just moved around stuff we already had. The transformation was amazing. We get compliments all the time. His crew is very friendly and considerate. They were careful to make sure our dogs couldn't escape while they were working. They are friendly and hard working. We'e recommended them to a few people and have always gotten great feedback" Read more
G,C' Landscaping

G,C' Landscaping

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Rosemary S. says, "Excellent. Came on time without a ladder but he climbed right up that tree and got the job done!" Read more
Blackburn Landscape Outfit

Blackburn Landscape Outfit

New on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
25 years experience in all faces of landscape. Installations. We will do a fine job because we take pride in our work and we love to see our customers smile with a good finish product.
JungleDaddylandscaping Co

JungleDaddylandscaping Co

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Customer satisfaction Gratification elevation and progression

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 Philadelphia grading companies

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Lisa L.
George did a marvelous job on my lawn taking down my tree stumps.
Absolute Contracting LLC
Andrea S.
They were great to deal with. They listened to all my concerns and walked me through the process they gave me a drawing so I could visualize the project which was a huge help being a visual person.... They were awesome on time attentive and paid attention to every detail
Leon Garden World
Tina Y.
I have been using Brian for five years for everything related to lawn. Brian is very knowledgeable. His choices of bushes/flowers/mulch are excellent. He is very resourceful. He can figure out solution to different problems in different ways, clearly explain to you the alternatives, and help you make the decision that suits you the best. He is very responsive. He will pick up the phone any time. If you leave a message, he will always return the call shortly after. His crew is very nice and hard working. It reduces stress using Brian and his crew, because they are reliable and can handle everything.
Landscape Dimensions
Dom
Beautiful work, on time, and dillegent
Beautified landscaping llc
Brian S.
Mike and team were fairly priced and worked hard to both level an existing deck and build a new front deck. They were a pleasure to work with.
Berks-Mont Services LLC
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