Drainage and Erosion Solutions

B286 REVIEWS

Founded 2003 • Angie's List since November 2008

Angie's List certified badge

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

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

286 Total Reviews
Read reviews by category
Basement Waterproofing (194)Drain Pipe Installation (120)Landscaping (61)Pavers and Hardscaping (44)Plumbing (35)Excavating (20)Mulch and Topsoil (17)Wells and Pumps (16)Foundation Repair (14)Patios (13)Concrete Pouring and Repair (10)Egress Windows (9)

Showing 1-10 of 286 reviews
A

RATED

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 landscaper, irrigation systems, basement waterproofing, drain pipe

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/19/2019

A

RATED

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 landscaper

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/16/2019

F

RATED

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 landscaper, drain pipe, hardscaping

WORK COMPLETED ON 12/01/2018

F

RATED

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

F

RATED

12/16/2018

We made an appointment six weeks in advance for a 4:00-5:00 estimate ( first available); no one called to confirm; when I called the day of the appt. to confirm I was told they did call but did not leave a message. Next I was informed there was a possibility the tech would arrive at 3:30; when I explained I was at work and 45 min. away I was told they would have the tech call me. 'Dave' called and...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Requested an estimate

CATEGORY landscaper

WORK COMPLETED ON 12/12/2018

C

RATED

12/13/2018

Waited over 4 weeks for an appointment. The rep came out and took a look and we had a good meeting. He said he'd get me an estimate in a few days. It's been 6 weeks and no further contact from anyone at the company despite me repeatedly calling and emailing. Not sure what happened over there, but I wish I had gone with another company and not wasted 10 weeks. It's a shame, they did a great job ins...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Basement window well drainage

CATEGORY basement waterproofing

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/02/2018

F

RATED

11/07/2018

We first contacted DES in early August 2018 based on the positive Angie’s List reviews we read (and seeing that most negative reviews were due to unresponsiveness), we should have relied more heavily upon the negative reviews. The administrative assistant who schedules the consultants was very responsive, indicating there was a 4-5 wait for an appointment, which was fine for us as the work we need...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Regrading, landscaping and hardscaping

CATEGORY basement waterproofing, drain pipe, hardscaping

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/02/2018

F

RATED

10/04/2018

I was looking to hire a company to do something about my basement flooding and drainage issues in my yard when it rains. The person who came out for the assessment was condescending and unprofessional. It was very clear from the beginning that he didn't want to do the job. It seemed like he had somewhere else to be. When he came into the basement he didn't even look around to assess what needed to...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Basement Water Proofing and drainage management in the yard

CATEGORY basement waterproofing, hardscaping

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/17/2018

F

RATED

09/06/2018

Jessie came out to inspect our basement and backyard. He was very friendly and punctual. He said that he would send us an estimate by the end of the day. We provided him with our email addresses and verified that he had them written correctly. A week later we still had not received an estimate. I called him twice and sent an email and still no response. I called the main office and was told that h...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Exterior waterproofing

CATEGORY basement waterproofing

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/20/2018

F

RATED

06/09/2018

Set an appointment for 10-11 AM. They never showed. Called at about 9:45 to let me know they were close but needed to see someone else first. It would be 30-45 minutes. They did not arrive until almost noon, and by that time I was already gone. Simple rule, if you can't even show up for the initial appointment on time, you don't get the job.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Contacted for estimate to remedy standing water in backyard

CATEGORY drain pipe

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/08/2018

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
Licensed
Yes
Bonded
No
Insured
Yes
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
Payment Options
Visa, MasterCard, Check
Emergency Service
No
Warranties
Yes
All statements concerning insurance, licenses, and bonds are informational only, and are self-reported. Since insurance, licenses and bonds can expire and can be cancelled, homeowners should always check such information for themselves. To find more licensing information for your state, visit our Find Licensing Requirements page.