Find a excavating company in San Francisco, CA

Find excavating companies in San Francisco, CA

Find excavating companies in San Francisco, CA

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Find excavating companies in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 excavating companies in San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Francisco excavating companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Drainline Plumbing And Rooter

Drainline Plumbing And Rooter

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Dusty D. says, "They are a professional company who can take care of each problem that there customer might have in a professional and well qualified matter... " Read more
Lend A Hand LLC

Lend A Hand LLC

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Hello my name is Saul, and I have been around dump trucks ever since I can remember. We’ve been in business for 7 years now with 15 + years of experience. We are always prompt, respectful, offer great rates and easy to work with. Our goal is to over deliver for our customers and bring true value.
Redwood Landscaping

Redwood Landscaping

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
i think cause we do great work our costumers kerp recomending us thats i get the jobs for Recommendations i love what i do that's why always have sn ideas for my clients when they don't have a design for their project see my clients happy at the end of their project
World Electrical Contractors Inc

World Electrical Contractors Inc

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
4 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Jyoti S. says, "Alex was the technician and he was awesome and got the job done. I would recommend him 100%" Read more
ABC BROS. GARDENING

ABC BROS. GARDENING

4.5(2)
9+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Lauren says, "I'm happy with abc bros gardening They only do twice a month my garden maintenence but I don't need more than twice a month because sometimes they work extra with the same price they don't extra charge thank abc bros gardening I'm so glad working with you" Read more
WIN ENGINEERING

WIN ENGINEERING

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
We work efficiently and fast but above all else safely. Everything is discussed with all clients to make sure so no problems will arise ongoing the job
Rcr Maintenance  Services  And Home Improvement

Rcr Maintenance Services And Home Improvement

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
We are a company that you can count on, we are reliable, honest, and professional, our crew are very knowledgeable and provide the highest quality of work. We provide same quality and professional work to every customer we do work for.
J&R Landscaping And Construction

J&R Landscaping And Construction

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves San Francisco, CA
J&R Landscaping is a construction based company comprised of highly skilled individuals and headed by (Jose R)a landscape professional with over 7 years of experience, We specialize in exquisite residential and commercial projects that are intended to be beautiful at the time of installation and gracefully mature and improve as they age. We have developed into a reputable landscape operation, having built trusting relationships with our dedicated clientele along the way. Our focus from the very beginning, and still today, has been on outstanding service and dedication and this has served our customers well in that they have consistently recei...
DLM Enterprises

DLM Enterprises

New on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
DLM Enterprises, founded in 2001 and based in Oakland, CA, is a general contracting business specializing in new construction and remodeling projects. The company, owned and operated by Dennis Meurer, is known for its unique, artisan woodwork including custom cabinets, stairs, and furniture. DLM Enterprises not only excels in detail-oriented design but also shows a significant interest in green issues, utilizing everything from solar energy to natural products. With a comprehensive approach to project management that includes design, site allocation, engineering, and budgeting, DLM Enterprises is committed to delivering quality and sustainabl
Bay Area Mold Pros

Bay Area Mold Pros

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Bruce Construction, located in San Bruno, California, is a renowned residential remodeling firm heralded for its expertise in kitchen and bathroom renovations in San Francisco and San Mateo County. Known for their timely, budget-friendly services and commitment to customer satisfaction, the firm has earned recognition as a top ten general contractor by The Prime Buyer's Report. It maintains an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a proud member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Your Excavation Services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does excavation cost?

Excavation costs $2.50 to $15.00 per cubic yard or $1,100 to $5,600 total on average, depending on the project type and size, the accessibility of the job site, the soil type, and if there are any underground obstacles that could interfere.

Common excavation projects and costs include:

  • Digging an in-ground swimming pool costs $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Excavating a driveway or patio costs $1,000 to $2,500.
  • Digging a basement for new construction costs $1,500 to $10,000.
  • Excavating a foundation pad for a new home site costs $1,500 to $10,000.

Excavation costs $100 to $300 per hour for a trained operator with their own equipment or $50 to $150 per hour for an operator who uses a mini excavator you've rented separately.

What is excavation?

Excavation involves digging, trenching, dirt removal, and other earthmoving to prepare a site for construction, typically using heavy equipment like an excavator or backhoe. Excavation is required when building a new home or driveway, digging a basement or inground pool, or installing septic or gas lines.

Excavation often includes land clearing, leveling, or grading, though some contractors price these services separately.

How long does excavation take?

Excavation takes 1 to 3 days for small projects and up to 3+ weeks for larger projects or areas with rocky soil, a rock shelf that must be broken up with a jackhammer, or large boulders that must be removed.

If the excavator must use explosives or hydraulic fracturing to blast through a rock shelf or boulder, additional permit and safety requirements may increase the project's length.

Can excavation be done in the winter?

Excavation can be done in the winter, but it's not recommended in areas that experience snow as the thawing snow may cause shifting earth or drainage issues later. The best time to excavate is in the spring, after all snow has thawed and the water has drained or evaporated. Homeowners in areas without snow can excavate at any time.

How do I choose the best excavation company near me?

Follow these tips when hiring an excavation company:

  • Get at least three quotes to compare. Excavation companies require an on-site visit to provide an accurate estimate.
  • Look for pros with Erosion and Sediment Control certification.
  • Ask the contractor about an erosion control plan for your property.
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Select a company that is licensed, bonded, and insured.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins..
  • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead.

What are questions to ask excavation companies when hiring?

Ask these questions to ensure you hire the best excavation company for your project:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • Are you certified in Erosion and Sediment Control? What is your erosion control plan for my project?
  • Do you own or rent your excavation equipment? Does the estimate include all equipment and delivery fees?
  • Will you flag any buried pipes and utility lines before work begins?
  • Does the estimate include leveling and/or grading the land?
  • Does the estimate include fill dirt, topsoil, and dirt delivery fees?
  • Does the estimate include site cleanup and debris removal?
  • What other costs might come up during the project?
  • Will this project require permits, and will you obtain them?
  • How long will the project take?

Reviews for San Francisco excavating companies

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Deborah R.
He was a great guy his work was very professional and he got all of it done on time. I would hire him any other time I have referred him out to other clients of mine
World Electrical Contractors Inc
Laura M.
I am very satisfied with abc bros gardening for their hard work that they do in my garden. They take care of all my garden from fertilizing, trimming irrigation check, and also something that I like about them is when I ask if they can do extra work they immediately tell me yes. we happy with them
ABC BROS. GARDENING
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