Grading is the work of ensuring a level base, or one with a specified slope. Grading or Earth moving as often called is ideal and important to have, and those who have had drainage problems will surely agree!

The proper way to re-grade starts with removing the topsoil from the problem area. Now adjust the subsoil by scraping away high areas and filling in low areas. Spread 2 inches of the reserved topsoil and till it in to the first 2-inches of subsoil. This will help prevent drainage problems between the two layers of soil. For minor grading problems, small versions of earth-moving equipment are often available to rent or buy. You can also use a landscaping rake for working topsoil to the proper grade.

Finally, spread the rest of your topsoil, which should add at least another four inches. If you need to add more topsoil you should buy a loam that is free of debris, such as roots, stones, weed, seeds and pesticides.

Large grading often requires help from a landscaping contractor with heavy equipment.

Under circumstances, sloping must be done towards a underground drainage system in order to effectively remove surface water. Grading is a specific and beneficial process which is explained here. Lets get you leveled by scheduling at estimate or appointment with our team.