The professionals at NextGen can transform your property by applying proper grading techniques to your project. There are a lot of things to consider when hiring someone to grade your property. Water flow and slope are some of the most common issues we deal with. It is always important to think about water flow when roughing in your site. Your property might be graded correctly for the parcel of ground you are working, but you must consider the surrounding properties as well. At NextGen, we take an all-around approach to water mitigation. Proper grade plays an essential part in protecting your investment.

Rough Grading

Rough grading is the process of moving dirt around your project to prepare your ground for finish grading. This step includes removing excavation piles, leveling out high and low areas as well as forming slope away from your project’s foundation. Rough grading is necessary because it is the skeleton of your project. If you do not have the right rough grade, your finish grade will be wrong as well.

Rough grading in some circumstances can be eyeballed because of the drastic slopes away from the foundation. In some cases, it is necessary to use a laser transit to check and see if your project has enough drop from the foundation out into critical areas of your yard. Laser transits can help you determine if water will flow in the right direction or end up ponding. The experienced grading professionals at NextGen will work with you during your project to ensure that a proper rough grade is made.

Finish Grading

Only after a solid rough grade has been established, can a finish grade occur. Our grading professionals will put the finishing touches on your project with our finish grade service. During finish grade, we remove all construction debris in the project including cement over pours. We work the soil so that the top several inches are loose and can be moved around with a gill. All large rocks 2″ and over are removed from the job site as well. We continue to work the soil until a uniform blanket of soil is strung across your property. After we complete the finish grade of your project, we again check for proper slope and grade.