Find a excavating company in Washington, DC

Find excavating companies in Washington, DC

Find excavating companies in Washington, DC

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Find excavating companies in Washington, DC

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Top 10 excavating companies in Washington, DC

Homeowners agree: these Washington excavating companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Green Bay Landscaping LLC

Green Bay Landscaping LLC

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
We specialize in landscaping maintenance and installation, hardscape, retaining walls, patios, concrete, French drain, land grading, fence installation and more, call 240-417-7355
Owens Lawn And Construction Service..Dump Truck Service

Owens Lawn And Construction Service..Dump Truck Service

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Armand F. says, "Ronnie is very polite and upfront about the work he is going to do and the price. No hidden costs! All of his workers are very polite individuals. I will contact Ronnie for any future projects that I have " Read more
Faulkner Lawn Care & Construction

Faulkner Lawn Care & Construction

New on HomeGuide
5 hires on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Faulknerlandscaping.com Oxon Hill Maryland MBE certified in the state of Maryland We very much enjoy watching a project go from initial design phase to completion and watching the customers reaction to what has transpired
Burch Masonry Llc

Burch Masonry Llc

3.7(3)
20 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Philomena D. says, "Very punctual. Everything was done quickly and neatly. Extra blocks were replaced in order to make the finished wall look good. I had also forgotten to mention a small job I needed done. Both were done at no extra charge. I did have all the materials for the extra small job. I highly recommend Burch Masonry and if I need this type of work to be done again I will not hesitate to call them. And did I mention he was the lowest bid by a lot? Thank you Burch Masonry for a job well done." Read more
Gainocontracting Llc

Gainocontracting Llc

New on HomeGuide
6 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
We make sure we take pride in our work
Residential Concrete

Residential Concrete

New on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
I have 15 years of experience in Ready mix delivery, Concrete pumping, Concrete Placement, Concrete extraction, Bobcat operations, Backhoe operations, Dump truck and dump trailer operations, Snow Removal, Bulk Trash Hauling, Equipment Hauling, Construction Materials Hauling. We enjoy a functional relationship between Customer and our Company. We pay high attention to the customers needs we complete our work in expedient time with low cost to the Customer.....
Alberto Gardening Service

Alberto Gardening Service

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
I like to work to the client's liking with 16 years of experience in landscaping and gardening I like to work very well and very clean I adapt to clients
Champion Home Improvements, LLC

Champion Home Improvements, LLC

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Champion Home Improvements, founded in 1994, is a trusted local contracting company serving College Park, MD, and surrounding areas. They specialize in professional installation of a wide range of home improvements such as roofs, kitchens, baths, windows, siding, gutters, decks, and more. Champion Home Improvements prides itself on integrity, quality workmanship, and exceptional customer service, always going the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.
After Hours Home Improvement, LLC

After Hours Home Improvement, LLC

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
After Hours Home Improvement LLC, founded in 2002, is your go-to contractor for all your home improvement needs in Springfield, VA and surrounding areas. They offer high-quality services including plumbing, gas, electrical, and HVAC. They are renowned for their top-notch customer service, backed by an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. The company prides itself on its family-owned and operated ethos, maintaining a strong reputation built on reliability and strong work ethics. They are also recognized members of the ASME (Academy of Science and Mechanical Engineers).
EnviroHomeDesign LLC

EnviroHomeDesign LLC

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
EnviroHomeDesign, founded in 2003 and operating in Arlington, VA and surrounding areas, is an award-winning design-build firm with over 20 years of experience. Specializing in kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodeling, as well as additions and custom homes, they transform houses into beautiful, healthy, and efficient homes. Their flexible, customer-focused approach ensures each project meets the client's needs. With expertise in green-certified projects, including LEED Homes, National Green Standard, and EarthCraft certifications, EnviroHomeDesign is committed to making your dream home a reality.

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 Washington excavating companies

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
TONY H.
Dion has been great. Rain has held up the project, but looks good to be finished soon. Thanks
Burch Masonry Llc
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