Grading Estimate and Prices Paid

What does grading mean in construction?

Grading in civil engineering and landscape architectural construction is the work of ensuring a level base, or one with a specified slope, for a construction work such as a foundation, the base course for a road or a railway, or landscape and garden improvements, or surface drainage.

Land Grading Cost

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Land grading cost:

National average cost$500
Average cost range$350-$700
Low-end cost range$100-$200
High-end cost range$1,000-$3,424
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How much does it cost to grade 1 acre?

Land grading cost per acre

Land grading costs $17,400 to $43,600 per acre, depending on the site conditions, slope steepness, and fill dirt or topsoil needed. The cost to level a 1/4-acre home lot is $4,400 to $10,900. Most residential grading projects are 1/4 acre or less.

Landscape Grading Cost Factors

Many factors will influence the cost of leveling a property. The size of the yard is a major factor, with larger yards requiring more soil. The condition of the land is another consideration. A heavily sloped or very uneven landscape will be more difficult to repair than land with minor issues. In some cases, metal edging or braces may need to be installed for erosion control, which also increases the cost of the project.

Quality of the Soil

What is on your land will play a major role in the cost of your project. Boulders, tree stumps and compacted soil and debris  will cost more than fixing your yard that has already had topsoil and grass. Removing rocks and debris will require equipment to dig them out and dispose of them properly.

Yard Size

First, it will depend on the size of your yard. The bigger your yard, the more labor and materials you’ll need. This will increase the cost.

How a Professional Can Help

Grading a landscape is a labor-intensive project. Homeowners typically don’t have access to bulldozers and other specialized tools that can speed up the process. An expert can grade the yard precisely, lessening the likelihood of soil erosion. To grade a landscape, it’s also important to be aware of the location of underground utility lines. For best results, homeowners who are interested in leveling their yards are advised to consult with a professional.