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San Antonio Landscape Grading

Ins and Outs of Landscape Grading

Landscape grading is the basis of a great yard. This process simply takes what nature provided and makes it better. By smoothing or moving the dirt, you can maximize usable space. A professional grading contractor works with the natural contour of the land to protect anything else on the property. Grading also creates a long-lasting, easy-care solution to outdoor decorating. To maximize the natural potential of any property, a grading contractor reviews three things: development, plan and terrain. This professional helps all three come together in one appealing package.

Development and Plan
The landscape has to complement the buildings, swimming pool, tennis court, parking area or anything else already on the property or about to be built. Landscape grading enhances these amenities while protecting them. The first step is to slope dirt away from buildings, parking areas, patios and walkways, so that after a snowstorm, rain or sprinklers, water naturally flows away from any place people gather or walk, and does not cause damage to buildings.

Terrain
As soon as a grading contractor looks at the property, this expert knows how to maximize usable space while minimizing potential problems. Although a level lot looks flat, it will have at least a slight slope—maybe two or three! With a little land work, runoff water can be controlled in a way that will not cause problems now or in the future.

Homeowners really benefit when an experienced grading contractor tackles steep, hilly or sloped lots. To a professional, these offer exciting opportunities to create unique and beautiful yards.  With landscape grading, the land can be leveled for a flat surface. Building terraces into hillsides provide large level areas for lawns, playgrounds or flowers. Even slopes can be enhanced by creating level spots for patio sets.

Fantastic yards start with the right plan for landscape grading. These outdoor recreation areas highlight the home and garage, create visual interest, and are easy to maintain. By controlling water runoff, this exterior decorating project protects buildings and other amenities.