We had a water problem in our basement that Mike Ware completely eliminated by removing both our sump pump water and downspout water away from the home. He was professional and highly motivated to solve the problem and do it the right way. I always felt like a priority and that my project mattered. I recommend him without any hesitation.
Dec 10, 2022
I contacted Mike at Ware Landscaping for help with fixing my flooded backyard and garage. Mike gave me an honest assessment of my situation and recommended the right system to fix my problems (a lot of issues). Ware Landscaping installed drainage, underground downspouts, underground sump pump lines, driveway drains and surface drains in the yard to fix all my problems. The team was very professional and always asked for my approval on work being done before it was completed. They did a great job and we are very pleased!
Nov 12, 2022
Ware Landscaping did a FANTASTIC JOB!!! I needed my entire backyard regraded and they filled it in with more than 2 truck loads, installed a French drain and put new beautiful green sod on top. They also power washed and reset my front retaining wall. Communication from the beginning was always very good. We always knew when they were coming out. The project was completed on time as well. They also called on their own a month after the project to check on the sod and were willing to replace some spots due to the June heat wave. Would recommend Ware Landscaping to all!!!
Jun 24, 2022
Mike, Greg and the rest of the crew made our back yard dream a reality with a drainage system to remove the stream that flowed through the middle of the yard, which flooded every rainstorm and stuck around for weeks. To complete the look in came a perfectly designed beautiful hardscape patio that we can’t wait to use this summer. The entire crew were incredible, so friendly, knowledgeable, and paid attention to every detail. Highly recommend!
Mar 19, 2022
We will only use Ware Landscaping from now on. We are customers for life! Not a paid advertisement although it may sound like one. If you want to know more about our experience let Mike know and we would be happy to share more.
It all started with the need to replace our front porch and walkway and has ended most recently with an amazing new back patio and the development of a great friendship. Yes, after three years of projects I consider Mike a great friend, I’m not sure how many companies can say they walk away with not only completing the job but making a new friend as well, but Mike and Ware Landscaping can.
Mike and Ware landscaping have provided piece of mind to myself and my family for both our Naperville IL and Wisconsin homes. Both required large drainage remediation projects, both needing french drains and 1 home required the building of a new permeable paver driveway to take away 1000s of gallons of water away from the house on externally rainy days.
In addition to helping keep both homes dry, Mike and We will only use Ware Landscaping from now on. We are customers for life! Not a paid advertisement although it may sound like one. If you want to know more about our experience let Mike know and we would be happy to share more.
It all started with the need to replace our front porch and walkway and has ended most recently with an amazing new back patio and the development of a great friendship. Yes, after three years of projects I consider Mike a great friend, I’m not sure how many companies can say they walk away with not only completely the job but making a new friend as well, but Mike and Ware Landscaping can.
Mike and Ware landscaping have provided piece of mind to myself and my family for both our Naperville IL and Fontana WI homes. Both required large drainage remediation projects, both needing french drains and 1 home required the building of a new permeable paver driveway to take away 1000s of gallons of water away from the house on externally rainy days.
In addition to helping keep both homes dry, Mike and his team helped to create amazing patio and fire-pit spaces at both properties where my family and I plan to create lifelong memories of drinks and s’mores by the fire.
We can recommend Ware Landscaping enough.
Feb 21, 2022
WARE LANDSCAPING & SNOW REMOVAL
I am writing this brief review because of the fantastic experience we had with Ware Landscaping, Inc. For weeks me and my sons tried to resolve an issue dealing with water seepage in our garage. It was not resolved until I contacted Ware Landscaping. Our experience from project review, contracting and job completion was way beyond our expectation! Mike Ware and his organization from top to bottom was terrific to work with. They not only completed the job of installing a French drain over 100 feet. They did it without cutting any of the electrical wires or water lines for our sprinkler system and connected 4 gutter down spots including 1 of our neighbors into the system. This prevented water backup above the garage foundation and seeping through the foundation and first layer of brick and mortar for the garage. Throughout the project his crew was very respectful in answering all our questions and if they did not have answers, they had a supervisor come out to do so. We are ecstatic about the outcome of our project and the garage no longer has water seepage. We are very grateful to Mike and his whole team for the job well done!
Jan 7, 2022
Mike and his team were great! He was prompt in his response time and his team was thorough w/their work (fall clean up). Our favorite part of their work was the Christmas light install-they fit us in their calendar in a timely fashion and did an overall great job putting up a beautiful Christmas light display! So happy w/the overall service!
Nov 23, 2021
We had Ware landscaping out last week to install drainage and re-grade/sod our entire yard. The objective was to resolve an issue with our yard flooding at least 6 times a year. Mike’s crew was polite, worked neatly and trenched almost the entire perimeter of our yard BY HAND!!!! These guys dug through roots from mature 60-year-old landscaping and under a fence without tearing it out. They clearly knew what they were doing, and worked meticulously on the pitch for the drainage throughout the job. Their trenching was done neatly, with tarps laid down beside the trench for the dirt to be placed on. The grading and sod were done very well. The last few days of sod work were done in the rain – these guys just didn’t stop. We’ve now got a beautiful yard – we just need a few inches of rain to test the new drainage!
Mike and his crew were great to work with. Very easy to communicate with. Mike is very personable – the guy you’d want living next door to you. This was a great transaction. Would definitely do business with Ware Landscaping again.
October 21 – we still haven’t gotten a torrential rain but here’s a few new pix showing the finished product in the front yard.
April 1, 2021 – We had plenty of snow over the winter followed by a few inches of rain shortly after the snow melt. ZERO standing water. Thanks Mike and crew!
Sep 16, 2021
We had a wooden deck for a front porch that was starting to age. When we removed it we saw that there was a concrete slab underneath it that was pitched toward our house, creating an issue with standing water up against our foundation. We had Mike come by to advise us on the best solution, and he suggested permeable pavers. We were able to come up with a custom design with him that day. The crew was fast, friendly, and tidy. I’m sure they do much bigger jobs than our little patio, but this project made a huge difference for our home and we are so pleased with it. Thank you Ware!
Aug 12, 2021
From the first phone call to plan an estimate which was answered by Connie, the initial design and estimate by Mike, to the completed project and final walk-thru by the operations manager Greg everything was 100 percent professional. The team walked us thru the plan, laid out everything from the plan, reviewed the layout against the plan, made recommendations for improvements based off their experience, listened and answered my questions and even used one of my many suggestions . A very professional and highly skilled team with the ability to take an idea into a picture and then take that from a picture to a dream come true. I would recommend Ware Landscaping for any of your needs and I have already sent neighbors his way that stopped by to admire the workmanship. Below are just a few of the pictures that will take you from start to finish.
Aug 4, 2021
I had major flooding ever since the new home behind me was built. I interviewed 7 other companies before finding Ware Landscaping. The larger rains that our area had been experiencing caused so much flooding, it took me 13 hours with a 2” gas pump to get all the water out of my backyard and save my basement from flooding. Mike Ware (owner) came out, looked at my flooding pictures which I included below and explained his product, procedures,guarantees, and cost. Greg was the foreman along with his crew, and everyday they informed me what was going to be done that day. They were very polite, hardworking, and left my yard clean and organized everyday. I included final pictures of the yard. I am so happy with the solution Ware Landscape used to solve my flooding issues. LET IT RAIN!!
Jul 13, 2021
Mike and his team did an incredible job at our house. From the moment he arrived, he was kind and professional. He listened carefully to our situation, asked great questions and investigated our property. From there he created an excellent plan and proposal for our home.
We had water flow problems on our property and this was the perfect solution. Once the work began they were hard working and always helpful if I had any questions.
The work was completed and we are so happy with he result. Not only is it an excellent solution to our problem but our property looks amazing.
Thank you Mike Ware and the entire team!
Jul 13, 2021
I called out Ware Landscaping to regrade, put in drainage, and sod my half acre yard. Mike and Greg are great, but I have to make a shout out to Fermine and the crew! My yard was a mess before I called them and I had a very specific vision for what I expected my yard to look like at the end of the project. They heard my vision loud and clear and made it come to life. They were also great at working around the other contractors I had putting in our shed, pool, deck and sprinkler system to complete our back yard makeover. It’s been a couple of weeks, and I’m still speechless at our new yard and all it’s lush, beautiful grass and no standing water. They’ve also been great at checking in to make sure the sod has taken and the drainage is working. They’re also coming back to address the sod that has received thorough watering, but has still died. Great small business that takes pride in their work and great crews on-site!
Feb 22, 2021
Feb 11, 2021
Ware has been doing our snow removal for 2 seasons now and it’s been nothing short of awesome! Always get ther to salt or shove any time of day or night!! Highly recommended!!
Jan 14, 2021
In June and July of 2019, Mike completed a huge backyard drainage project for us. We live in a flood plain, and the entire neighborhood drains into our backyard. After every rain, a pond would form in our backyard and be there for several days (see first two pictures). One morning, we woke up after a rain and actually had ducks swimming in our backyard. We called several landscaping companies in the area and, after coming out and examining our yard, the response was that they couldn’t do it, we would need to talk to the city to get the drainage fixed.
When Mike came over, he immediately new how to fix the problem and he was excited to fix it. What I liked best about Mike is that he is passionate about landscaping. His passion is reflected in his dedication and the dedication and professionalism of his crew.
They built a large drainage moat, several french drains, a massive dry well big enough to stand in, and installed an external sump pump so the storm water could be pumped directly into to city storm drain.
We have had several large rains since, some where our street flooded, but our yard stayed dry. The last picture is our yard after a particularly heavy rain.
This was a very large landscaping project and we are very glad we trusted Mike and Ware Landscaping to complete this job for us.
Oct 21, 2020
Ware Landscaping is absolutely fantastic. Mike and his crew were the best landscape engineers I’ve worked with. We had a french drain and all new sod installed and it all works great. Mike is friendly and knowledgeable and is there to help get the best possible results. Fermin is an excellent foreman. I plan on using them for all our landscape needs.
Mar 16, 2020
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