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Experts For All Your Excavation Needs

When you’re searching for excavating contractors with the highest quality standards, competitive prices, and the skill set to handle projects of any size, Colorado Excavating is the company to turn to. Whether you are in need of basement and foundation digs, backfill and compaction, retaining wall engineering and building, or need a drainage contractor/expert. We have the experience to meet your needs. Serving the Colorado Springs and Denver area, we provide comprehensive excavation, grading, and land development.

Excavation is a crucial part of any land development project, structuring the basis for everything that comes next. That’s why it’s vitally important to choose a local excavation contractor who offers solid experience and quality workmanship. When you hire Colorado Excavating for your grading, drainage and site development needs; you not only get the benefit of our years of experience as excavating contractors, but we also stand behind our services with a guarantee of satisfaction.



Your One-Stop Service Source

If you’re looking an excavating company that offer top-notch service and the ability to handle jobs of any size, Colorado Excavating will meet all your requirements. Our services run the gamut from site development for new residential construction to foundation sealing and perimeter drains. For more details and a competitive price estimate, call us at 719.338.7769 or E-mail us today!

As full-service excavation contractors, we have the heavy equipment and advanced skill to handle a wide range of land development projects:

  • Foundation and basement excavation
  • Property grading
  • Drainage systems installation
  • Backfilling
  • Retaining walls
  • Sewer, septic and water trenching
  • Driveway and road development

With years of experience and a longstanding commitment to customer satisfaction, we strive to be one of the most dependable excavating contractors in the Colorado Springs and Denver area. As a family-owned and family-operated business, we take pride in the fact that our quality of service is second to none. Whether you need basement excavation, septic system replacement, or ditches dug on your property for water or gas lines, we have the equipment and the expertise to meet all your needs!



Our Process From Start to Finish

Surveying the Site: Colorado Excavating surveys the project site to study and analyze a variety of conditions, including the slope of the land, types of soil, distance to human or wildlife populations and underlying facilities or structures. We use this information to develop an appropriate plan from staging materials, to determining the best machinery suited for the job and estimating start and completion timelines.

Site Preparation: In a typical residential construction project, the excavation contractor shows up after the surveying crew determines the house and lot boundaries. The contractor removes the soil to the depth required for the new foundation and ensures that the soil is firm through compaction tests and compaction with equipment, if necessary. The dig requirements are precise, so the excavation contractor must be able to use a level and transit to match the grade posted by the surveying crew. After the foundation contractor pours the footers and stem wall, the excavation contractor backfills around the new foundation.

Obtaining Permits: Colorado Excavation will obtain the necessary an excavation permit from the Regional Building Department before launching operations on a construction site. When Regional Building needs to inspect the excavation site, the grading and excavating contractor are typically present to answer any questions the inspector might have.

Developing the Site: After securing the necessary excavation permits, Colorado Excavating, Inc. begins to develop the site. We use our experience and professional training to determine the best way to strategically excavate and stage materials, as well as preparation for any haul away that is necessary. After the foundation and stem wall are poured, we offer foundation sealing and waterproofing services as well as perimeter drains and even window well installation. Once complete, Colorado Excavating is meticulous with backfill, we compact in lifts and go above and beyond to make sure our backfills are beyond industry standards! Have any questions? We will happily order a compaction test to show our standards are far above industry standards. This process is so important to us because we frequently are employed to fix other companies backfills that have settled, causing negative drainage into your most important possession, your home.

Ensuring Safety: Colorado Excavating is responsible for the safety of the each of our projects, workers and the environment surrounding each clients project. To achieve this, we hire employees with relevant construction experience, organize training programs to enhance their abilities to operate excavation and grading equipment and machinery. We insure those exposed to dangerous conditions wear personal protective equipment such as boots with puncture resistant soles, hard hats, earplugs and face protectors at all times. Colorado Excavating, Inc. also develops strategies to prevent soil erosion, such as such as building silt fence barriers to trap eroded soils.



Your Dependable Earthmoving Contractor

When you choose Colorado Excavating as your grading and excavation contractor, you can do so with complete confidence in our experience and capabilities. As a local excavation company that has installed the infrastructure for numerous clients, we have the know-how and machinery to handle all your site development needs.

Although there are several other earthmoving contractors in the Colorado region, we’re one of the few excavating companies around that deliver superior service, outstanding value and a guarantee of your satisfaction.

From basement excavation to property grading and trench construction, we’re the the company that gets the job done right the first time and every time! We’re also fully insured for your protection and are available for emergency service when needed. For jobs of any size or complexity, Colorado Excavating is the grading and excavation contractor who will always come through for you!

Call us at 719.338.7769 today for a free estimate!



Some Important Facts to Know and Consider

At Colorado Excavating we recognize the severe environmental repercussions of a poorly maintained stormwater retention facility. Our company provides a full range of retention pond cleanup services; from designing, building, bringing your pond back up to code to keeping it maintained. Our expert staff will work for you to make sure that your retention pond is operating as it is designed to do. Whether your retention pond is at a private residence or commercial property, we can help. Our company stays on top of current requirements and works closely with the Colorado Springs and Denver Stormwater Management Facilities to bring your retention pond up-to-code and to full capacity to ensure you pass your next inspection. Our knowledgeable staff will work for you to make sure that each part of the retention pond cleanup is properly done and functioning exactly as designed. We serve Colorado Springs, Denver and surrounding communities.

As part of our program, we check the condition of each of the following:

  • Weir
  • Silt and erosion
  • Spillway
  • Headwall
  • Earth and dam around the retention pond cleanout

Ongoing maintenance is crucial in keeping a retention pond clean-out in working order and is key to preventing any serious drainage problems from occurring. If everything is already up to code, our maintenance service will keep your retention pond free of any debris, silt or vegetation that may become a hazard for the pond and jeopardize its ability to run at full capacity. With our maintenance program, you can have piece of mind that when the next large rain storm comes, your retention pond will work just as it should. Whether you need a retention pond cleanup built, brought up to code or simply maintained, our knowledgeable staff is here to ensure that your retention pond needs are met with quality and timely service.

  • Stormwater compliance and repairs
  • Slope stabilization and repairs
  • Dredging
  • Sediment and erosion control management
  • Vacuum and jet truck services
  • Stormwater maintenance
  • Sediment and erosion control
  • Annual, quarterly, and monthly inspection and maintenance based on city standards

Stormwater best management practices are essential in the filtration of stormwater runoff as it flows from our cities into streams, rivers, bays and oceans. We, as a community, have the crucial responsibility of maintaining these structures to ensure not only overall aesthetic beauty, but more importantly preventing harmful pollutants from destroying healthy water supplies for our communities.



When It Absolutely Must Be Waterproof

Keeping your foundation dry is imperative to the long-term stability and health of your property. Over time, even small amounts of water can do serious damage to your foundation, so it’s important to prevent leaks by taking preventative measures. At Colorado Excavating, our professionals provide a full range of options for foundation waterproofing. We’re proud to be able to help with preventative strategies for new construction as well as solutions for existing properties. As your exterior foundation waterproofing specialists, we have the expertise to address an entire range of needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Water can weaken foundations, and it also creates an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth inside your basement. Having a fully waterproof foundation can help prevent all of these potential problems and safeguard the well-being of your home and family. Our team is your answer for everything from waterproofing exterior basement walls to installing interior perimeter drains and more. For a free estimate on foundation waterproofing services, call 719.338.7769 or E-mail Colorado Excavating. Our prices are competitive and the quality of our workmanship is superior by any standard.

Professional Exterior Waterproofing Specialists

When it comes to exterior foundation waterproofing, we’re one of the most qualified contractors in and around the Colorado Springs and Denver area. With 12 plus years of experience in building, repairing, and waterproofing foundations, we have the skills to provide you with an effective and long-lasting solution. Every property is different when it comes to waterproofing exterior basement walls, and we’ll make sure you get the right options for your specific needs. Colorado Excavating offers services such as exterior waterproofing, french drain systems, site grading, landscape drainage solutions and more. If necessary, we can even repair or replace deteriorated sections of your foundation. We can help you prevent serious problems with our effective foundation waterproofing systems.

Whether you’re experiencing seasonal basement flooding or dealing with ongoing water leaks, the foundation waterproofing systems we install are among the most effective solutions available. When you choose Colorado Excavating for waterproofing your foundation, we guarantee your satisfaction and strive to deliver some of the best customer value for our Colorado Springs and Denver clients.

Take action to waterproof your foundation and prevent costly foundation damage by calling us today at 719.338.7769 for a free estimate. If you’re thinking about remodeling your basement or building a new home, our exterior wall waterproofing and other solutions will help you avoid headaches from musty odors, mold growth and water damage to your home’s foundation.



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Colorado Excavating, Inc.
812 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903