Client Testimonial – Exterior Drainage & Retaining Walls

JJBY is a fantastic company to work with. Our HOA had an underground drainage system that was failing, and despite multiple contractors and plumbers coming to provide estimates, we couldn’t seem to find the right company with appropriate credentials and experience in these types of projects. Thankfully Len (their engineer) came out to provide some guidance, and came up with a plan to solve our flooding basement issue. He recommended that we essentially bypass the current underground drainage system, which was a poor design, and run new piping from the downspouts on the fronts of the homes to the retention/storm wastewater management pond out back.

Obviously, this required a lot of work, including tunneling under front steps, walkways, landscaped areas, etc. Jose and his JJBY crew was able to navigate and dig around all these obstacles, and managed to salvage a few concrete sidewalk sections in the process. This was a bonus because if they cracked and replaced them (as some companies proposed) it would have been more expensive, and we would have had mismatched concrete (we have the pebblestone walkways). They also managed to salvage all of our existing plantings and replanted, watered, and even returned the mulch. You couldn’t even tell they were there and did such extensive work.

Additionally, they replaced multiple railroad ties that were part of retaining walls and did a nice job with that. I watched them cut a few of those, and it was evident they were taking the time to measure and cut accurately to provide a solid fit. All in all, I am very happy I found JJBY (using Thumbtack). They completed a tough job at a very competitive price. I am having them back to do some landscaping and install a retaining wall in my front yard. I would highly recommend them for other services as well.

– Ron B., Arlington, Virginia