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.

Drainage & Erosion Solutions have over 40 years of combined professional experience in engineering and landscaping consulting and solving drainage and erosion problems.

Mark Lane

Owner / President


B.S., Finance – Radford University, 1991


  • Licensed & Insured Contractor
  • Home Improvement Contractor

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


  • Surface Drainage Control
  • Retaining Walls & Patios
  • Landscaping in Conjunction with Drainage Work


Ken Fraine

Our Structural Engineer


M.S., Civil Engineering – Virginia Tech, 1997

B.S., Civil Engineering – Virginia Tech, 1992


  • 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