Grading &

Excavating and Grading Contractors in Southern California, CA

JB Bostick is the top Grading and excavation contractor in Southern California and Los Angeles because we take pride in our work, completing every job on time and on budget.

Grading and excavation is a common element of an asphalt or concrete paving project and is critical to be done the right way. When not done correctly, poor grading and excavation can lead to improper drainage, cracked and damaged pavement, and safety issues.

What is Rough Grading?

Rough grading is the leveling or sloping foundation for a variety of projects. For example, a new paving project might involve cutting a level roadway from a sloped hill.

For drainage purposes, a ‘level’ road is usually sloped slightly; this is usually done using lasers and not always visible to the naked eye. A road might be graded slightly raised in the center allowing drainage to either side of the road, or graded to slope continually so all drained flows to one side. Rough grading is usually the precursor to finish grading.

Erosion Control

No matter the type of grading or excavation services are being performed, erosion control needs to be taken into consideration. Excavating and grading contractors, regardless of what the permit allows, should look at the surrounding area and land clearing and be alert to erosion control issues that may be caused in a land grading project.

Thankfully, erosion control is usually part of the overall grading project and usually required, which means the grading contractor has a set of guidelines to adhere to. Poor erosion control can result in damage to the surrounding area, including natural plant and animal habitat.

JB Bostick is an excavation contractor with years of experience in grading for pavement and other types of projects in the Southern California and Los Angeles area.