Property Grading and Yard Prep Newark Ohio & Surrounding Area

Properly Grading A Front Yard To Install Sod
Natural Images Crew Installing Sod On Graded Front Yard

Lot and Property Grading Services in Newark OH
We specialize in grading properties for proper drainage.

Properly grading your property is an important step when looking to install a new landscape, or a new lawn, a patio, a driveway, and more.  Grading your property helps with drainage and can keep your property from turning into a swamp during spring thaw or during those heavy periods of rain.  Properly grading your property will also give it a nice level and uniform appearance too.

Why Do You Need Your Property Graded?

  • Do you have water leaking into your basement?
  • Do you have water pooling up around your home when it rains?
  • Are your gardens or lawn areas getting muddy?
  • Does your property have lots of lumps and bumps you want to smooth out?

Natural Image Property Services is a landscaping contractor serving Newark and Licking and Franklin Counties in Ohio. We specialize in property grading services.  Whether you’re clearing a site to build a new backyard patio, or you want to clear out the brush on your property and reclaim lost land, or you’re getting ready to install a new lawn we can help prep and grade your site for proper drainage and a nice uniform and level appearance.

Lot and Property Grading Services Newark OH

  • Driveway clearing
  • New lawn area grading
  • Grading for hardscape installations
  • Berm or bank creation
  • Landscape material spreading

What To Know About Grading Your Property

#1.  Grading For Proper Drainage

The primary reason for grading your property isn’t just to make everything level and uniform.  The real purpose for grading is to provide proper drainage by sloping the grade away from your home or other out-buildings and landscape elements.  This is called “positive” grading and it works to direct water away from your structure.  If the grade is sloping towards your home this would be considered a “negative” grade and would lead to water pooling up around your structure which is not a good thing.

#2.  Soil Conditions

The condition of your soil can make an impact on how your property is graded.  Usually the layer of topsoil will need to come off to expose the soil underneath.  This is where we use a machine to actually level and “shape” your property with the desired slope.  If you have very hard clay-based soil (hardpan condition) then this will need to be addressed.

#3.  Matching Existing Fixtures With The Final Grade

This is where it takes a little finesse and a lot of experience with property grading!  You want to make sure your final grade matches your existing landscape fixtures.   You don’t want to step off your back patio and drop down a foot onto your lawn.  Ideally your property is graded so the final grade can match up with your existing fixtures but at the same time allowing for the proper slope to prevent water from pooling up and directing into a drainage ditch, swale, or other drainage system.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation with us to discuss grading your property we’d be happy to meet with you.  Please call (740) 403-8063 or fill out our online form and we’ll get right back to you.

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