Drainage and Erosion Solutions

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Founded 2003 • Angie's List 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

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 ....

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289 Total Reviews
Reviews by Rating
A Rated
199
B Rated
27
C Rated
14
D Rated
12
F Rated
37
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basement waterproofing (196)drain pipe installation (122)hardscaping (45)excavating (21)mulch delivering (17)well and water pump (16)foundation repair (15)concrete repair (10)irrigation system (9)egress window (9)gutter installation (7)
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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!
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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 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.
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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...
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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

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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

F

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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

F

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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

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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 landscaping

WORK COMPLETED ON 12/12/2018

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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

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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

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
No
Payment Options
Visa, MasterCard, Check
Emergency Service
No
Warranties
Yes