Landscape grading is the leveling, smoothing or sculpting of land to prepare it for the addition of enhancements like hardscaping, driveways, walkways, patios, plants, flower beds, pool, stairs, etc. This is done to ensure that all these enhancements have structurally sound foundations. Landscape grading also ensures that water flows away from the house or the building.
Improper grading in a landscape will cause water to pool or slope towards the house or the building. Both these issues are extremely detrimental. Water puddles are a breeding ground for mosquitoes and insects, which can cause health problems for homeowners and employees who work in the commercial space and put the landscape at risk of pest infestation.
The water should never slope towards the house or the building as this can damage the foundation and flood the basement. Water should also be directed away from hardscapes like retaining walls, patios and pavers because if water seeps into them, it will shorten their life, and the homeowner will have to invest in repair work or replace them.
Therefore, the professionals at Down To Earth Landscape & Irrigation will grade the landscape correctly to ensure that the landscape has the right slope, no uneven areas and proper drainage. Our professional experience allows us to level the land while being mindful of utility lines like gas, electric, water and fiber optic. As we are licensed contractors, we will also be able to obtain any required permits.