Grading services are an essential part of the construction process, which involves the manipulation of the earth’s surface to create a level base for building construction, road construction, landscaping, and other purposes. Here are some reasons why these services are important and why you may need them:

  1. Land preparation: Grading services help to prepare the land for construction, by removing any obstructions such as rocks, trees, and bushes. The soil is then graded and leveled to provide a stable base for construction.
  2. Drainage and erosion control: Proper grading helps to control surface runoff and prevent erosion. By grading the land to create a slope away from the structure, grading services can prevent water from pooling and causing structural damage, and help to divert water away from the foundation.
  3. Safety: Proper grading can improve the safety of the construction site by eliminating tripping hazards, creating a stable and level work area, and improving access for construction equipment.
  4. Landscaping: Grading services can help to create a smooth, even surface for landscaping, such as lawn installation or garden construction.
  5. Compliance: In many areas, there are local building codes and regulations that require specific grades for building construction. Grading services can ensure that the land is graded to meet the required standards and avoid any compliance issues.
  6. Cost savings: Proper grading can help to reduce construction costs by minimizing the amount of excavation and land preparation needed. It can also prevent issues such as drainage problems, erosion, or foundation damage, which can be costly to repair.

Overall, grading services are essential for any construction project that requires a level and stable base. Proper grading can ensure that your construction project is safe, compliant, and completed to the highest quality standards.

Founded in 1982, The Eden Group is a civil and structural engineering company based out of Los Angeles and Big Bear Lake. We have a team of professional licensed engineers to help move your project from A to Z. Our services include pre-development phase, research and design, civil engineering, structural engineering, and construction management among others.


With over 2,200 projects completed, we have accumulated the knowledge and expertise to work on any project, big or small, residential, or commercial, and all in-between. Over the years we have built great relations with city officials and city departments which gives us an advantage in processing plans and moving projects forward in an efficient, cost effective, and timely manner.