Yard Grading and Drainage Services to Restore Your Landscaping

Yard grading and drainage services help keep your landscape healthy and functional. Grading ensures water flows away from your home while preventing damage to other parts of the landscape or structures and soil erosion. It helps in areas prone to flooding or heavy rainfall. With an average experience of 10 years in the building business, our team successfully designs and builds customized yard drainage and basement waterproofing solutions for our clients every single day.

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Yard Grading Contractors

No Matter How Bad The Standing Water Is, We Will Create a Solution

Contact Blue Collar Scholars today to request a quote for yard grading and drainage services. We’ll come out to your property and assess the current grading to determine how much work is needed.


We’ve Heard the Horror Stories

In fact, that’s one of the reasons why we got into this business in the first place.

Our mission is, and always has been, to do right by our customers. Our intent focuses on customer service, making good on our promises, and delivering exactly what we say we will are a few of the reasons we have been able to serve so many satisfied customers since 2008. GET YOUR Grading QUOTE
Customer Satisfaction

We pride ourselves on having a customer satisfaction rate of over 90%

Top Rated Google & YELP

We’re proud to be rated with 4+ stars on both Google and Yelp.

Yard Grading Services in Maryland, NW Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Incorporating Yard Drainage

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French Drains

A French drain consists of a trench filled with gravel and a perforated pipe that redirects water away from problem areas.

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Box Drains

Box drains involve connecting two low points to catch pooling water and disperse it effectively. A solid pipe allows the water caught at the first low point to be funneled into a lower, safer point.

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Popup Drains

Popup drains function similarly to box drains but instead of water funneling out through an exposed exit point from an exposed pipe, the water sits underground and streams out once ready.

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River Gravel Swales

A large “gutter” to catch water coming off a high point which is then redirected to a solid pipe to be let out in a safe lower point.

We’re the Outlier

The simple and ugly truth is that there just are not many good contractors out there. Our goal is to beautify that truth by being the outliers.

We understand that choosing the right person for the job is and should be, something that you take your time with. We hope to have the opportunity to show you that we have what it takes to make your project a success.
  • All of our work is guaranteed
  • We have over a 90% customer satisfaction
  • Blue Collar Scholars is licensed & insured
  • We’ll work within your budget
  • Flexible zero interest payment options available
  • Discounts available for teachers, medical professionals, and first responders
  • Our average team member experience is 10+ years
  • Featured frequently on ABC7

What is Yard Grading?

Yard grading involves reshaping the surface of the land to create a specific slope for proper water flow to direct water away from buildings, driveways, and other structures to prevent water accumulation. Grading is most commonly done with manual labor, but for larger projects, we can use machinery to reshape the surface.

How Does Yard Grading Work

We’ll assess your yard to find low spots and areas where water pools and can lead to soil erosion or other issues. From there, we’ll develop a plan to divert the water flow in a way that makes the most sense for your home and surrounding areas. Once on the job, our yard grading contractors will remove or add soil to areas depending on the slope we are going for.

Any reshaped areas will be compacted for stability. This also helps prevent future soil erosion and having to re-grade the landscaping. Grass seed, sod, or other landscaping features can be added to aid compaction and stabilize the yard.

Unique Yard Drainage Solution w/o a Retaining Wall

Often in NW D.C. and the surrounding areas, yardds are graded towards the house. Here is how we fixed the water drainage issue for this client without building a retaining wall.

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How Yard Grading and Drainage Work Together

Both yard grading and drainage systems combine to make an effective water filtration system for your landscaping. Grading makes the slope through which the water escapes and the drainage system collects the water and allows it to escape without causing further damage. Together, these two elements prevent foundation issues, flooding, and landscape damage from excess water buildup.

What Our Clients Say

You know the saying, you’re only as good as your last project. Here is what our recent clients have to say about their experience with us.

I had some drainage work to be done and they could not have been better and more professional. Responsive, great work and friendly.

Kyle M

I had a terrible problem where water was getting into my basement. I had three other contractors come in and they weren’t really sure what to do and they gave me ridiculous quotes. I called blue collar scholars, talked to Eddie, and set up an appointment three days later. Sam and Tim came out and quickly showed me my drainage problem. We ended up saving so much money. Instead of waterproofing the basement, we created a river gravel swell and re-graded the backyard sure that no water would come close to the house. I am so thankful!

Rong Z

This company is awesome. Their service and the excellence of their work is just outstanding. They completely redid the backyard of my house with new stonework, drainage and new grass and my whole family could not be happier.

Mehran M

Areas we Service

  • Gaithersburg
  • Chevy Chase
  • Clarksburg
  • Kensington
  • Olney
  • Potomac
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • North West D.C.
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Contact Your Yard Grading Contractors Today

We are here and ready to solve your water and flooding issues! Contact us to request your quote and get your yard situated for pooling prevention.