I was looking for a solution for my backyard as it had gotten too far out of hand for me to fix myself. I had bad drainage, lots of pooling and ponding of water after every rainfall, which made for a generally unpleasant and unusable space. After searching Homestars I found On Grade Landscaping, as they said they specialized in grading and fixing situations like mine.
James was very responsive and set up a site meeting shortly after contacting him. He was out here in January taking measurements and we discussed various options for the space. I wanted to have a clean organized space, with low maintenance gardening and a spot for a pool. and a drainage solution. James suggested a mix of interlock and grass, with some strategically placed garden beds, vegetable garden, and a french drain out the rear of the property to take care of any water drainage from the pool. The quote and a sketch of the design came in promptly and we didn't hesitate to get this job locked down and scheduled so we would be able to enjoy it this summer.
James and Chris were on site at 7am every day, even in the rain, pulling up 40+ patio stones and removing some raised beds that I had put down over the years. Demo, cleanup and install of the space took approx. 9 days from start to finish. I was impressed with the work ethic, even putting in a full day on Good Friday.
This was a particularly challenging job because machine access to my yard is not available, so we arranged to go through on my neighbor's side. The guys were able to get the materials in and out over the course of about 5 days, with great care and minor disturbance to my neighbor and her property They even noted some areas where the machines had caused some sinking on her interlock pathway, and they were diligent in making sure it was left in a condition better than they found it.
I had constant communication from the team from the minute we signed the contract, from tweaking the design, to picking out the stone and the plants - On Grade was a pleasure to deal with, and I'll definitely use them again.