Why Us

Offering aesthetically pleasing and professionally engineered solutions to drainage and erosion problems.

Drainage & Erosion Solutions (DES) is an award-winning company that provides assessment and repair of all drainage and erosion problems for residential and commercial properties. We are a design-build firm, with both engineering and contracting divisions.

Our team members all are year-round, full-time employees with a strong reputation for technical knowledge, attention to detail, great customer service and general excellence.

All DES consultations, assessments, and installations are performed by a licensed professional soils engineer, or landscape and drainage systems designer. These professionals have several decades of combined design and contracting experience.

Clients like working with us - much of our business comes from referrals and from our top rankings among the most popular contractor ratings services.

To see examples of our work, please visit our Photo Gallery.

Ken Fraine and Mark Lane of Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC, have over 40 years of combined professional experience in engineering and landscaping consulting and solving drainage and erosion problems. Below are links to the details of Ken and Mark's experience and qualifications in dealing with these matters.


Ken Fraine


M.S., Civil Engineering, 1997, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Awarded Woodward-Clyde Professional Development Grant
Area of Concentration: Geotechnical Engineering
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1992, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Continuing Education, Continuous CEUs since 1998


Professional Engineer – Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, District of Columbia
Third-Party Inspector – Fairfax, Loudoun, Montgomery, Prince William, Stafford, and Spotsylvania Counties; City of Fairfax
Nuclear Density Gauge Operator


Owner/President, Soil & Structure Consulting, Inc., 1998 – Present
Providing specialized geotechnical and structural engineering services, including shallow & deep foundations design, residential structural inspection, structural remediation, erosion control, small dam design, pavement evaluation & design, and environmental investigations.

Owner/Vice President, Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC, 2003 – Present
Providing specialized soils engineering services, including erosion & sediment control, drainage remediation, wet basement solutions, and structural remediation.

Department Manager/Project Engineer,
Professional Service Industries, Inc., 1997 – 1998

Management responsibilities:
• Managed all projects for the Geotechnical Services Department.
• Managed several projects for the Construction Services Department.
• Prepared proposals for all potential contracts, including scopes and costs.
• Prepared monthly revenue reports.
• Coordinated engineering and technical personnel and subcontractors.
• Client development, including liaison between clients and various counties in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Design responsibilities:

• Designed all facets of building foundations, large and small dams, retaining walls, and pavements.
• Interpreted laboratory test data.
• Developed preliminary design alternatives, final design selections, and preparing design reports.

Construction responsibilities:

• Consulted for a variety of on-going geotechnical projects, including foundations for large and small commercial buildings, earthen dams, roads, and excavations.

• Supervised site subsurface investigation using drilling, coring, excavation, and geophysical methods.

Staff Engineer, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Inc., 1992 – 1997

• Prepared Geotechnical Engineering Reports.
• Performed several types of analyses, including slope stability, seepage, settlement, and deep foundation capacities.
• Provided on-site inspection for several large construction projects, including Fairfax County Parkway in Fairfax, Virginia and Twin Lakes Dam in Sheridan, Wyoming.
• Performed on-site laboratory index testing.
• Prepared daily reports and as-built drawings.
• Supervised soil test borings, rock coring, rock anchor installations, and well installations, and conducted geophysical tests.
• Other experience included conducting landfill siting surveys, preparing Disaster Survey Reports as a TAC Inspector for FEMA, and performing geotechnical laboratory testing.
• Served as president of the Computer Users Group for office of 80 employees.

Engineering Applications

Proficient with the following software applications:
Slope/W, UTEXAS3, PCStable, Seep/W

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Member

Personal Affiliations

Loudoun Rugby, Technical Director, 2012 - Present
Gonzaga HS Rugby Football Club, Head Coach 2002 – 2010
Northern Virginia Rugby Football Club, President, Board of Governors
Potomac Society of Rugby Football Referees, Referee Development Officer
Tech Rugby Alumni Foundation, Board Member
Virginia Tech Alumni Association 

Mark Lane


B.S., Finance – Radford University, 1991


Virginia Class ‘B’ Contractor
Maryland Home Improvement Contractor


Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC
Springfield, VA
2003 – Present

Providing specialized landscaping services, including erosion & sediment control, drainage remediation, wet basement solutions, and complete landscaping and hardscaping design and installation.


• Complete Plant Knowledge
• Retaining Walls & Patios
• Surface Drainage Control

Lane Landscape
Falls Church, VA
2001 – 2003

Complete landscaping design and installation services.

Landscape Designer
Green Team, Inc.
Clifton, VA
1999 – 2001

• Provided landscaping design services
• Supervised labor for all projects

Hollywood, CA
1992 – 1999

• Provided landscaping design services
• Supervised projects
• Provided specialized design services for drought tolerant landscaping


Drainage & Erosion Solutions LLC
2755  Greenway Blvd
Falls Church, VA  22042