Land Grading Services

Catahoula Construction LLC is the best, most reliable contractor of land leveling and land grading services in Central TX. We have the heavy equipment, expertise, and are licensed/insured to keep your project moving.


We are a team of qualified precision leveling and land grading contractors serving Central Texas. We level land and prepare construction sites for roads, buildings, fields, homes, etc. Whether your project is residential, commercial, or agricultural, we consistently provide exceptional results on every job.

You name it, we’ll grade it!

Contact us for all your land grading needs.

  • Residential Landowners, Commercial, and Agricultural Land Grading
  • Erosion Control
  • Rough Grading and Backfill
  • Final Grading
  • Soil Compaction and Soil Stabilization
  • Drainage and Swell Creation
  • Pad Grading
  • Parking Lot Grading
  • Concrete and Building Pad Preparation
  • New Construction Grading
  • Ranch Grading and Farm Grading
  • Soil and Gravel Grading
  • Road Grading and Driveway Grading
  • Site Clearing and Clean Up
  • Land Grading for Drainage and More


Rough grading involves making significant changes to the shape of the land, such as moving large amounts of dirt and altering slopes and elevations as needed. This prepares a basic structure that can then be further refined through detailed final grading.

Final grading is a second step that smooths and ensures that all contours are even while creating the proper slope requirements. This step is a much more precise process, providing the site is perfectly fit to specifications.

If the area is meant to be a landscaped garden a different method may be necessary. Heavy equipment compacts soil, therefore, for the best results backfilling the area with topsoil before smoothing and contouring may be required.

Land Grading Samples

We take great pride in our work and are always eager to showcase our completed projects. From pond construction to forestry mulching, we do it all.

Feel free to check out our excavation land grading samples, then give us a call to get a free estimate.

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Before any industrial or commercial construction project begins, it is critical to properly clear and level the land. This is a vital step to ensure maximum structural stability. Properly graded land helps to create a solid foundation for new buildings, as well as providing access to underground utilities like water lines and sewer lines.

Adjusting the slope of the land on all sides may also be necessary to keep running water away from the building’s foundation and to prevent flooding. Another way to keep water from the foundation areas is to create a raised barrier around the site.

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When beginning a rural residential build, proper land grading can safeguard foundations from sinking or settling unevenly over time, which can cause costly damage to a home. Land grading also creates a level surface on which structures, such as driveways, patios, decks, and sidewalks, can be built safely and securely.

Have a green thumb? Grading an area for a new lawn or garden will prevent runoff from drowning your greenery and make landscaping far easier. In short, precise land grading is essential for any residential construction project if you want it done right!

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When constructing a roadway, it is important to properly grade the area and flatten the terrain for optimum runoff for safe travel and to prevent ongoing damage to the road.

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Land grading can be extremely useful when starting many agricultural projects like field leveling, grazing pastures, and pond creation. But land grading also enables farmers to correct the natural topography of their land to maximize its potential.

By improving the contours of the land, farmers can increase the production yield of their property and the productivity of their machinery. By using land grading techniques such as terracing or building berms (raised embankments), farm owners can also reduce soil erosion and conserve water runoff.

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Although it may seem simple, land grading is a critical step in the construction process, as it involves preparing the building site to ensure structural stability. Land grading requires a skilled eye and precision to shape, level, and stabilize the soil around a structure.

This process typically begins with a survey of the land and moving large amounts of soil away from high points or refilling low areas to create a level foundation for the building. In addition, land grading must address any soil problems before beginning work, such as water drainage issues, debris in the ground, or unstable terrain.

By taking these steps into consideration prior to construction, land grading ensures that the project will be built on a solid foundation, guaranteeing longevity and safety.


Water Drainage

Land grading can help ensure that your property is properly drained, and any excess water flows away from the home rather than pooling up around it. This pooling won’t just kill plants and grass but can destroy property and cause flooding.

Erosion Control

Grading a property can help reduce soil erosion by creating a sloped gradient and positive drainage. This allows any excess rainfall or runoff to be directed away from the property, instead of pooling up around it and washing away soil along with it.

Stabilizing the Land

The grading also helps ensure that plant roots have a chance to take hold in the soil, further reducing the chances of it eroding away. Additionally, implementing retaining walls or other structures can help keep the soil in place while providing additional support for the landscape.

Site Preparation

Failing to properly grade land before beginning a construction project can result in costly delays, dangerous working conditions, and risk of structural instability in any buildings completed on the site. Unattended slopes and embankments pose a serious safety hazard for workers on a construction project site due to potential collapses and sudden landslides caused by heavy rains or storms.

Urban Property and Home Upkeep

  • Without proper grading, lawns or gardens can become uneven and difficult to maintain. This means that it could take longer to perform routine garden tasks like mowing or weeding.

  • Unwanted weeds and pests may establish themselves on the land and disturb nearby ecosystems, as well as spread disease.

  • Standing water can provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes or other insects, putting humans at risk of vector-borne diseases.

  • Poorly graded land often makes it more difficult to install underground utilities such as pipes or cables since they need an even surface to rest on.


Land grading requires a team that is experienced in both construction and the science/art of land grading and leveling. We have the specialized equipment such as dozers, track hoes, bobcats, excavators, and graders and are all fully insured to ensure your project is completed in a timely fashion with quality results.

Contact us today to discuss our land grading and leveling services.

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