Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC
7th year as a Best Pick
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Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 367 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Our approach to each project is to first identify the source of any problems with the property, and then design a solution that's proven to solve the problem. We're unique because we were founded by a licensed Professional Engineer and a landscape designer."

Mark J. Lane | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Drainage & Erosion Solutions offers water management solutions, including foundation waterproofing, French drains, buried downspout and sump pump pipe extensions, wall and footing drains for foundation and retaining walls to alleviate hydrostatic pressure, and regrading to promote positive drainage. The company also provides stream stabilization and slope stability solutions. Drainage & Erosion Solutions specializes in analysis, design, and installation of a variety of drainage and waterproofing systems to solve wet basement problems as well as wet yard, soil erosion, and stream stabilization issues.
The company offers a five-year warranty on all drainage systems and a twenty-year warranty on foundation waterproofing.
Company History
Drainage & Erosion Solutions was founded in 2003.
Areas Served
Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Manassas, Nokesville, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Aldie, Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling, Arlington

“I liked that they were very quick to respond, and did great work. They regarded a portion of the lawn and repaired cracks in the house. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. I would extremely likely to recommend them.”

“They were good about coming and doing the estimate quickly and giving me a good explanation as to what they felt they needed to do. So, they did a great job as far as coming out quickly, doing the estimate, being thorough about it. And then on the day of the work, they actually showed up on time. The supervisor came, explained exactly what they were going to do and made sure that his crew boss knew exactly where things were supposed to be put in and how it was supposed to all hook together. He came back later and followed up to verify everything had been done correctly and to my satisfaction. Overall, a positive experience. The workers were good. They did everything that they were supposed to do in a timely manner. I could actually watch as the day went on and see how things were going. I asked a couple questions during the day when I wasn't sure if this is quite right—they were very good at explanations and making sure everything was correct. I had them put in, so we have four downspouts. One belonged to the neighbors and three that are ours, and we had them connect them together to run underground to two pop-up drains. It's an A+. They picked everything up, and they left the area better than when they started. They did some grading to make it look nice to work better around our patio. Good job.”

“They thought the job was going to be smaller than it was, but they handled it, and even when the job got much bigger, they stuck with it. They kept the team here as long as it took to get it done. The work that they did to waterproof our basement has been perfect. They had to trench the whole back of the house, seal up a crack in the foundation, add more waterproofing and then they came back and treated it in order to keep the water running away from the house. I would grade the overall experience with an A. I would extremely likely recommend them.”

“When we met and I explained what I needed, they gave me a solution and he put a lot of other things in his services. He's a good person, which makes him very thoughtful. It was a difficult process and it was very high quality. They have good services. He connected all the downspouts to a system with the French drain. He just brought all the pipes in to the end of my lot, so he just fixed all of the finishes in my garden. They did waterproofing as well. They did windows, and they put some rocks around my house to prevent slope. I'd give them an A.”

“Beautiful work. I just liked the manners of the workmen I worked with. They were very quiet. They were very observant of what they were doing. It was just a pleasure to have them working around your home. They mended a crack in the foundation of my house. I'll give them an A+ overall, positive. There was no cleanup, there was nothing, no mud.”

“I liked that Drainage & Erosion Solutions did really good work, and they were responsive. They did some waterproofing work for me. I would grade the overall experience with an A. I would highly recommend them to a friend.”

“Just call back in a couple of years to see if the water's not coming in. It was okay. The one thing I would recommend is to have somebody who knows the trees, because they pulled some stuff out that it was like trash, and then I found out it was Oak Hydrangeas that should have never been thrown away. But that's me looking at the negatives. Otherwise, it was good. It was just waterproofing around the house. I'd give them an A overall. I don't even remember. This was last year.”

“They were easy to work with on financing. They waterproofed our basement and did a few structural repairs. I'd probably say at this point, it's an A. We haven't had any leaks.”

“They did two pieces of work for me. One just recently and I've been satisfied with both. The first was doing some waterproofing and drainage around a basement area; and the second one was doing some drainage repair around a driveway culvert which was damaged by a vehicle. I'd give them an A rating.”

“They seemed very professional. They got the job done quickly. They didn't try to sell me services beyond what was needed. They were honest about that. They helped waterproof the basement. They put a drain in outside. I'd give them an A.”

“They did a good job. It was a big job. They were professional. They cleaned up after themselves. They did a good job on the job, and they were communicative throughout. They tore up the entire front yard, put in a membrane waterproofing system outside the house, replaced the waterproofing system inside the house, put in an egress window and an egress window well with drainage and replaced the front walk with a slate walk. I would give them an A-.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions did a great job, and my house is happier for it. They got the water away from my house—nicely done. It was all A+. I would recommend them to a friend.”

“They were great. I had water in my basement, so they did waterproofing. They were an A+.”

“We had a leak under our house, and whenever it rained, water was coming into our bedroom. They put in a channel drain that went to the back of the yard to divert water from the front of the house. He also put in waterproofing and put in some sealing for some holes. I would give them an A+.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions did waterproofing and drain work. I would say they're an A+.”

“I would grade Drainage & Erosion Solutions as an A+.”

“They did waterproofing, and everything is holding up well. I would grade them an A+.”

“They did both waterproofing and drainage for me. I would grade them an A.”

“They rerouted some existing problematic drainage, added a few pipes, and routed them to the street. I would grade them an A-. One of the drains they installed, it was a good drain, but it did leave standing water. They didn't tell me that and I had to work around it.”

“They regraded my backyard so that water would not seep into my basement. I would grade them an A. I had a problem getting the estimator, but when I called the home office, everything was OK.”

“They were piping in my downspout and managing rain water on my property. I would grade them an A.”

“It was just fine. They did some waterproofing and installed a patio. I would grade them an A.”

“The only problem I had is that we had a lot of rain and it was hard to get ahold of them to fix the issues. The workers did a good job, they cleaned up, but they didn't respond about coming back. I would recommend them to a friend.”

“They repaired a crack in my foundation below the ground line. I would grade them an A.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions dug out the foundation and waterproofed the basement, and they did a great job. They were able to do all my special requests—that was what I liked about them. I'd give them an A+ because they were awesome.”

“They were able to do everything we asked of them. It was waterproofing work, but it was also landscape-related work to allow water to drain away from the house. The customer service was excellent. They were very professional, very easy to get along with, and very agreeable. They were excellent. They get an A.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions was very prompt and neat. They did a good job, and it took care of the problem. My backyard slopes down, and they corrected the flow of water so it goes away from the house. I would give them an excellent rating.”

“They came out to fix a basement leak, and they were excellent.”

“They certainly fixed the problem I had, and they did it quite quickly without leaving a mess. I had a water issue in the house, and they put in a French drain. I would certainly use them in the future. I found out about their service from Best Pick Reports, and they responded to my request in a timely manner. I would give them an A+ grade. I've actually recommended them to my neighbor.”

“They put in a sump pump on a rental property. They came in very quickly and took care of the problem. They did good work, and they returned everything back to its original shape after they dug everything up. Their work is good quality. They had a lot of people, so they got it done quickly. When I checked on the work the day after they came out, it was good and clean. I'd had to give them an A+.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions did a really good job. We had a major problem in our garage, so they came and dug all along the back of it. They put rebar in the walls, put in some plastic board to prevent any water from getting in the garage, and installed drains all the way to the street. The garage has stayed dry, so I would give them an A rating.”

“I liked their detail, responsiveness, and quality of work. They've done multiple drainage, waterproofing, and consulting projects for me. I think I've been using them for at least three years now. I found out about them from another one of the contractors I use. I would give them with an A.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions did some stone work. They did a good job with it; they fixed the problem. I would definitely recommend them. I'd give them an A because they did a good job.”

“They did basement waterproofing for me, and the quality of the work was excellent. If I had the need, I would use the company again. They do great work—I would give them an A+.”

“Drainage & Erosion did a simple solution that solved the problem. I'd recommend them to anybody. What they did is perfect, and everything has held up since they did the work. I was pretty happy with everything, including the customer service. They came when they said they were coming, and they did what they said they were going to do. They deserve an A+.”

“Drainage & Erosion waterproofed the foundation and put in two French drains—one in the front yard because I had standing water in my driveway and another in the back of the house because I had some leakage into my basement. They're an A+.”

“Ken knew what he was talking about. They actually did a couple things for us—the structural work on the foundation wall and some grading and piping for a sump pump. They did a great job, and everything has held up. I'd give them an A+.”

“I liked the combined level of expertise and knowledge of the principals in the company. I had actually hired them years ago because we had some water problems, and they immediately targeted the problem and gave some positive solutions. We implemented what we could. They've actually done three jobs. They're just excellent, and they exceeded my expectations every time I have been in touch with them and had them do work. It is so delightful to be able to say that they exceeded expectations so far. They were just so professional. They are A+.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions was very thorough. They had to adjust a lot of stuff on the fly, but they did it pretty effectively. They had to come back for some follow-up, and they did that when we asked. They took care of it. We were pleased. The service has held up well since they came out, and we've been happy with it. I would give them a straight A.”

“The work Drainage & Erosion Solutions did for me was very small. They came out to assess a water drainage problem. I thought they were excellent, and I thought they provided a very good proposal. I liked them a lot. I'd give them an A.”

“We had some leakage and some water problems in our basement, and basically, we graded out that area and put in something to fix it. They solved our problem, and we thought it was great. I'd give them an A+.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions dug down to the foundation and waterproofed it on the front of the house. They did a good job. I used them before, and I would give them an A+.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions was just professional and easy to work with. They installed French drains in my basement and a sump pump—that was the majority of the work. They showed up when they were supposed to show up, and they did a very good job. Everything has held up great so far. I've had no problems. I would give this company an A+.”

“They corrected an area where water was coming in between the cement foundation and the brick wall. We've had some heavy rains since then, including this morning, and there have been no problems. They were very efficient, and they obviously did the job correctly—I have checked with my engineer son to make sure. When I described how they would do the work, he said, 'That's absolutely correct.' I'm very pleased with them. I will give them an A.”

“They came out to look at our foundation for possible leaks. I would definitely recommend them to someone else, and I'd give them an A.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions came out to work on a crack in my foundation. I think two workers came out and worked on that, and they were very good. They got there on time to start the job for me, and it was completed on schedule. I haven't had any problems under my foundation after this work was done, so I would say they met my expectations. I would give Drainage & Erosion Solutions an A.”

“They put down a plastic shield in the crawl space. The quality of the work is fine—no problem at all. I would use the company again, and I would rate them an A. Everything turned out just fine.”

“What they did was kind of complex waterproofing around my house, and they did a great job. I'd give them a thumbs-up, five out five stars. It was the same from start to finish—good company, good experience. They're an A.”

“We had some issue with water getting in our basement after a lot of rain. We actually saw water coming in. Drainage & Erosion Solutions did some grading, and they also built a ditch to take the water away from the house. They did it probably in December, and we haven't had any issues since. I'd give them an A. I thought they treated us well.”

“I called them out to fix some drainage problems in the front yard and to redo the waterproofing on the foundation. I haven't had a problem come back yet. We had another company, but they didn't really seem to get the problem fixed, so we brought in Drainage & Erosion Solutions. I would give them an A.”

“They put in a sump pump, and it was pretty straightforward. I was satisfied that they didn't try to sell me things that would cost me extra. They did a good job and finished in a timely fashion. I would use the company in the future. I'd rate them an A+.”

“Drainage & Erosion fixed a leak in our basement window well. It was seeping into my basement window. They went all the way down into the foundation and excavated and repacked it. It has survived a lot of heavy downpours this past year, so it has worked out great. I would give them an A+.”

“Drainage & Erosion had to dig through active flowerbeds and down to the bottom of my foundation to seal it, and then they had to repoint the stone up above. They did it all flawlessly and quickly, and they put all the shrubs, trees, and plants back the way it was. I'd give them an A+.”

“We had a leak in our downstairs bathroom for a while, and we couldn't figure out where the source of the leak was. Within a few minutes of inspecting the outside of our foundation, Drainage & Erosion found the leak and fixed it. They were terrific—A+.”

“We ended up using Drainage & Erosion Solutions in 2011. I give them an A+. They totally did the job, and I had no concerns or complaints—nothing. For six years, we leaked; we thought there was no hope. I would definitely call on them again.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions responded to all my requests in a good amount of time, and they did a great job. I'd recommend them to anybody.”

“They did some foundation work for us. It was as quick as can be, and the customer service people were easy to talk to and responsive. Afterwards, the workers cleaned up after themselves. I'll grade them an A.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions did some work for us. They dug down the side of the foundation, sealed cracks, and put on tar. Then they filled it back in to make sure the grading was correct to get the water to slide away from the house. They finished in a reasonable time period and cleaned up after themselves when they were done with that job. And their customer service was excellent. I would say they were an A.”

“It was amazing—A+. Drainage & Erosion had to dig out the front and side of my house. They reset all the downspouts for me and positioned them away from the house. They did a lot of work, and the quality was excellent. The technicians did great, and my basement hasn’t had a leak since.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions has a great crew. We had some water in the basement, and so they dug down next to the foundation wall, cleared the drainage away from the foundation, put a sealer on the wall, and then put the dirt back. We haven’t had any trouble since. I was really pleased with the whole operation—A+.”

“Our drains weren’t connected properly, which caused flooding in our basement. Drainage & Erosion evaluated the situation, corrected it, and we haven’t had a problem since—wonderful. The quality of their work is excellent. I’d give them an A+. ”

“They're highly professional and efficient....I was very, very happy, and they solved my problem. I would give them glowing marks.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions fixed a leak in our basement. The gentleman that showed up and analyzed the problem was an engineer. He was very confident, he knew exactly what they should do, and they got the job done exactly as they stated that they would. I would use Drainage & Erosion Solutions again.”

“They did some waterproofing around the house. It was substantial work....I couldn't be happier with them. They stood behind their work. The whole experience was terrific. It was a really good company. The people that came to do the work worked extraordinarily hard and did what we asked. They cleaned up after themselves. I would recommend them to others.”

“I contacted Drainage & Erosion Solutions earlier this summer to get some work done. They did do the work for us. What stood out for me about working with Drainage & Erosion Solutions was, I guess, the experience with our engineer—the site engineer. I feel he was knowledgeable and competent, and he really walked me through everything. I felt the technicians who came out and did the job did a good job, as well. Everything's holding up over time. I probably would use Drainage & Erosion Solutions again.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions waterproofed a wall. They did good-quality work. I felt the workers that came out were fine. Everyone was very polite, clean. They cleaned up the job site. I had no issue at all, and my room is dry after the hurricane, so that is most important to me. I would use Drainage & Erosion Solutions again.”

“They did good work for me.”

“I used Drainage & Erosion Solutions, and they did a fine job.”

“It ended up perfectly. It worked perfectly with all the rain we just had. No complaints about the company or the workers.”

“I was very well pleased. They showed up on time for me. They cleaned up well after their service, also. Hopefully I won't have to, but I would use them again.”

“They did some waterproofing work for me earlier this year. They showed up on time. I have nothing but good things to say about them.”

“I thought they did a great job for me. I didn't have a tremendous amount of stuff done, but I got a quick response. I got what I needed and what I asked for.”

“We were really happy with them. They came out to look at the situations pretty quickly, and they were able to complete the job pretty quickly and did a good job.”

“Ken with Drainage & Erosion Solutions is good. I had waterproofing work that I'm still having done. I've used Ken for years and years. I'm a real estate broker, and I refer him to my clients. I have a lot of history with Ken—that's the owner of the company. I've never had any problems scheduling appointments or anything. I do recommend them to others.”

“I had my downspouts buried by Drainage & Erosion Solutions. They did excellent. I don't have water in my basement anymore. That was two years ago.”

“They came out to do some work for me. They did good work.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions did a great job, and my basement has been dry ever since.”

“I thought the work they did was fine. I was perfectly happy with it.”

“I would say that they were very professional and accurate in their assessment of the water problem that was occurring. Their solution completely fixed the problem. It was my first time using them. They were referred to me by a neighbor who had used them previously.”

“I was happy with their work.”

“Ken has done two projects for me at two different houses. One was done, maybe, six or seven years ago, and then one was done about a year and a half ago. The last job they did was when they put in a footer drain around two-thirds of the foundation of the house. They dug out and put in drain tile and a footer drain and then drained the water away from the house. It's still working well for me. They got it done in a reasonable amount of time. Ken always does good work.”

“We were satisfied with the work. Everything's been holding up so far.”

“I had a problem with water in my basement. I had another company come out first, and they recommended that some grading be done around the house. So they did that work, but there was still a problem. Then I heard from someone else who had used Drainage & Erosion Solutions that they were very pleased with what hey had done for him, and I know that person to be very particular about how things are done, so I thought, 'OK, they're probably a good company to work with.' So they came out, and they took a look at the entire property and made some recommendations. They dug down to the footer along one side of the house where we were having a problem with the water seeping in. They tarred the foundation wall and then put a drain in the window well, which the previous contractor did not do. They said that in itself was a problem, so they did that, and the work that they did solved the problem. This year I had them come out and do two other areas of the basement wall where I've also had some moisture. It wasn't the same as what I did on the other wall, but just as a precaution I had them do that. They did a very nice job, and I'm happy with what they've done. I also had a brick retaining wall that had a crack in it, and I could see that it was leaning forward, so they put a drain behind that as well. They did lots of things for me. I will use them again.”

“They did great work. They communicated well and kept me informed of what was going on. Everything was done properly. It was perfect.”

“We are completely satisfied with the work they did for us. If we need additional work in the future we will be in touch with them. We needed some foundation work and new drainage around the foundation of our house, so they fixed cracks, put up a new moisture barrier, and replaced the original drainage tile. I've had no moisture problems since the work has been done.”

“Drainage & Erosion Solutions did work in the basement. They did excavation, sealing, and drainage. This was about five years ago, and everything has been fine since then. No problems. I'd recommend them to other people.”

“This service was done about six months ago. They got it done in a reasonable amount of time. I would recommend them to other people.”

“They put in some drainage in the backyard, and then they put something along the house. We were very happy because we had flooding issues for several years, and then after they worked we didn't have the flooding anymore.”

“I think the work was done fine. It was very good.”

“I've used Drainage & Erosion Solutions for water damage and stuff to the foundation, and they also do landscaping. They did landscaping for us and they put in a flagstone patio. I would say that I am very much satisfied with them.”