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Drainage and Erosion Solutions

4.5

(292) Verified Reviews

Founded 2003 • With Angi since November 2008

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Hours

Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

2754 Cameron Rd

Falls Church, VA 22042

COVID-19 Update
We are actively performing full services. We are taking additional precautions to protect our customers.

We're taking precautions as recommended by the CDC.

Health & Safety Measures

We complete exterior work only (No need to enter home)
We will wear masks and gloves when we visit your home
We accept remote payment
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Regrading and Patio

Regrading and Patio

hardscaping2020
For this project, our crew tore out a large, overgrown garden to expand on a small patio and make the space more functional. We then graded a portion into a flat, well-draining lawn and constructed a patio between that and the house.

Description

Drainage & Erosion Solutions (DES) is an award-winning company that provides assessment and repair of all drainage and erosion problems for residential and commercial properties. We are a design-build firm, with both engineering and contracting divisions; offering aesthetically pleasing and professionally engineered solutions to drainage and erosion problems. Our team members are year-round, full-time employees with a strong reputation for technical knowledge, attention to detail, great customer service and general excellence. All DES consultations, assessments, and installations are performed by a licensed professional soils engineer, or landscape and drainage systems designer. These professionals have several decades of combined design and contracting experience. Clients like working with us - much of our business comes from referrals and from our top rankings among the most popular contractor ratings services ....

Verified Reviews

4.5

(292) Verified Reviews

Ratings Distribution

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Rating Details

Price

4.4

Professionalism

4.6

Punctuality

4.7

Quality

4.7

Responsiveness

4.5

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basement waterproofing (197)drain pipe installation (124)lawn & landscaping (62)hardscaping (45)excavating (21)mulch delivering (17)foundation repair (16)well & water pump repair (16)Patios (13)concrete repair (10)irrigation system (9)egress window (9)
Showing 1-10 of 292 reviews
5.0

10/05/2021

Excellent, everyone was happy! Most impressive was the finish work. The sod was healthy and plush and the details down to the small gravel rocks in between the fence and railroad ties installed evenly. On to the next project, thank you!

Description of Work
Drainage erosion was addressed by installing a drainage grate to capture the water and pipe out to the nearby manhole sewer drain.

Category carpet installation,landscaping,lawn service,drain pipe,foundation repair

Cost $12,000

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 09/22/2021

1.0

09/01/2021

We've been severely disappointed by DES's work and its treatment of us as clients. DES came out in September of 2017 to waterproof our basement. For context, we live on top of a hill without any surrounding water. We were told that in addition to digging up a portion of our yard to add waterproofing material to an external wall, we should also add a sump pump to ensure that nothing more would get ...

Description of Work
Waterproof the basement

Category basement waterproofing

Cost $8,000

Services Performed? Yes

Work Completed On 08/04/2021

2.0

03/14/2021

When you read the reviews for this company, you’ll either think everyone’s off their rockers or these guys don’t respond to emails and phone calls. The funny thing is, most people are complaining about the same problems, which seems too coincidental to me. In their responses to bad reviews, the company claims it has no idea who these customers are, and that maybe they hired another company with a ...

Description of Work
Water leaking into basement

Category carpet installation

Cost $5,000

Work Completed On 03/14/2021

Service Provider Response

Good morning, in our response to legitimate criticisms of our communication or services our first attempt as resolution is to apologize and have a supervisor follow-up and make sure the client receives their estimate. We do not take these issues lightly and are sorry to hear that you've had this experience. We always advise our clients to reach out to our office for any issues they're having with ...
5.0

10/11/2020

Stellar. Well planned and reviewed by Greg Dolan, and professional adjustments were made as needed on site. Excellent quality, careful and fastidious excavation. D&ESolutions are not inexpensive, but the work is thorough, the execution is meticulous (and it's hard to be meticulous when shoveling through hard-packed clay soil!). Carlos Pineda was the site foreman, and his crew were unfailingly poli...

Description of Work
underground downspout conduits replaced, re-located.

Category basement waterproofing,drain pipe

Cost $9,000

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 10/09/2020

Service Provider Response

Thank you for your kind praise of our representatives!
5.0

09/28/2020

David Arias, Arselio and their team were terrific. They kept everything neat, were on time, and kept me informed of each action as they performed the work. The crew manager, Matt Cocito, was exceptional in his ability to suggest best solutions. They re-sodded the lawn area where digging had occurred so you could hardly tell that the large area had been dug up (this all on a deep slope!!). They als...

Description of Work
they water proofed a long exterior wall, replaced damaged piping and installed gutter connections, plus created a swale to reduce water run off.

Category gutter repair,basement waterproofing,drain pipe,drain cleaning,foundation repair,hardscaping

Cost $6,700

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 09/23/2020

Service Provider Response

We appreciate your kind review! You were so wonderful to work with, please feel free to reach out again in the future if there's anything else I can help you with.
1.0

05/24/2020

Had some work done by Drainage & Erosion Solutions from Falls Church Virginia. What a mistake! My 5 year warranty only lasted just under two years! They screwed up the drainage job, came back to fix it, screwed that up too! Spoke with Mark the owner and he refused to remove some dirt his guys left under my deck and stormed off!! His last words to me were “Give me a bad review”! So, here it is: I’m...

Description of Work
Installation of two 12” catch basins with drainage pipe to reduce backyard flooding.

Category excavators,drain pipe

Cost $5,000

Services Performed? Yes

Work Completed On 11/12/2018

Service Provider Response

We recommended grading, geotextile fabric, and river stone under your deck. This item was removed from the contract and you refused to do this portion of the work and we tried to reduce the price and offer it to you at cost explaining the importance of its inclusion for functionality, you refused. When we returned you treated our representatives in a disrespectful way, we were prepared to do the w...
5.0

05/20/2019

Absolutely delighted with the outcome-the backyard looks wonderful; the creek beds are attractively laid out; downspouts exit underground at the creek beds; the crew was respectful of all the plants and replanted those that needed to be moved. Areas were resided and/or mulched. Added to this was excellent cleanup throughout the process. The crew was great to work with as was David Arias. Many than...

Description of Work
Install creek beds to address drainage issues throughout backyard as well as bury downspouts and install a catch drain

Category landscaping,irrigation systems,basement waterproofing,drain pipe

Services Performed? Yes

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 05/19/2019

5.0

05/17/2019

The staff of Drainage and Erosion Solutions is great! They called me the day before the appointment to confirm it, which other companies do not do often. In addition, on the day of the appointment, Rob R. called me to let me know that he was on his way. I really like that the staff of this company is so responsive and professional! When Rob R. arrived for the appointment, he looked at the side yar...

Description of Work
Landscaping due to soil erosion

Category landscaping

Hire Again? Yes

Work Completed On 05/16/2019

1.0

01/20/2019

Jeff came to evaluate job on Dec 1. He sent an email with an overview of job, without details, a total price, and a request for 50% down payment. Drainage and Erosion refused to respond to my questions, ever, despite two emails ad several phone calls. I wanted to know how many workers and how many days, plus a few other details. This is a reasonable request for a job they estimated at more than $2...

Description of Work
Flooding in room due to rain/snow coming in under foundation

Category landscaping,drain pipe,hardscaping

Work Completed On 12/01/2018

1.0

01/16/2019

We contacted Drainage and Erosion solutions to help with storm water ponding in our back yard. Pablo came to our house to see the job and to write an estimate. We never received an estimate even after I contacted the office and the estimator THREE times after he had visited our home. I can only assume that our job was not large enough for them to do, but we were never given an estimate or a reason...

Description of Work
Regrading of yard and stone patio to get proper drainage of storm water

Category irrigation systems

Work Completed On 09/13/2018

Services Offered

Water damage assessment, moisture stained foundation walls, failing retaining walls & foundations, wet basements, shoreline & surface erosion, water ponding, slope stability & wet yards, re grading, plastic liner systems, infiltration, interceptor trenches, planting erosion control, roof drain pipe extensions, waterproofing, french drains, rain gardens, drainage swales & dry wells.

Services Not Offered

Mold testing, plumbing

General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
Yes
Payment Options
Visa, MasterCard, Check
Senior Discount
Warranties
Yes