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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. Call us at 719.338.7769 today for a free estimate!



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
  • Concrete and asphalt demolition
  • Haul away debris removal

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! Call us at 719.338.7769 today for a free estimate!



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.

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Over Twenty Years of Earthmoving Experience

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!

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Your Project Starts With The Right Excavation

Building an addition, a new home or a commercial project? Colorado Excavating provides our clients with a complete one-stop-shopping experience. We will excavate your entire basement or crawl space dig per your engineering specifications, install perimeter drains, foundation waterproofing, backfill, compact and slope excavated areas. This will save you the hassle and coordination of hiring multiple contractors for this portion of your project. We can also install your underground utilities.

We provide on-site visits and a clear estimate for your residential or commercial project. Call us at 719.338.7769 today for a free estimate!



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.



The Right Trenching Skills and Equipment

Colorado Excavating has the skills, knowledge and expertise necessary to complete your most challenging trenching projects to your utmost satisfaction. We have over 20 years of professional experience in excavating, backfill, compaction, compaction testing, trenching and various other underground utilities installation for both residential and commercial clients. We also offer trenching services for drainage and culvert installation, sewer rehabilitation, as well as electric and telecom cable installation.

Colorado Excavating provides the highest level of professionalism in all trenching services, including utility trenching for water, sewer, electrical, conduit and natural gas.

We provide our clients with a highly qualified and trained team of experienced and professional field personnel, operators, and drivers who perform in the safest and effective manner possible. We handle any type of trenching or directional boring jobs. Colorado Excavating provides open excavation trenching for all types of commercial and residential projects with our multi-depth mini-excavators, front end loaders and four-wheel-drive backhoes.

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Rest Assured We Can Correct Your Drainage Issue

Do you have issues with flooding, drainage, erosion, saturated lawns, excess water or poor stormwater management? Let Colorado Excavating resolve your issues! We specialize in providing sustainable, functional, environmentally-friendly and affordable solutions for your drainage and erosion control problems.

Our specialists can address and install the following solutions (and more) for your residential or commercial property:

  • Horticultural Solutions
  • Grading
  • Hillside Retention
  • Slope Stability and Reinforcement
  • Drainage Swales
  • Erosion Blankets and Systems
  • French Drains
  • Channel Drains
  • Trench Drains
  • Catch Basins
  • Dry Wells
  • Downspout Extensions
  • Rain Gardens
  • And More

We stand behind all of our work with confidence derived from our over 20 years of experience. You can feel confident you are receiving the best service and solutions from Colorado Excavating! Schedule your free consultation today to assess your property and find the optimum solution!



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. Call us at 719.338.7769 today for a free estimate!



We’ve Got The Drain For Your Drainage Problem

Did you know that different drainage systems actually work and are best suited for different and specific situations? There are a number of factors that determine which kind of drainage system to use for a particular situation, including the ground topography and geomorphology. Colorado Excavating has extensive experience in all types of drainage systems and solutions.

  • French Drains: The French drain is simply a trench filled with a permeable material (like gravel) in which water seeps into a perforated pipe and is diverted away from the property.
  • Perimeter Drains: These systems are typically used for both residential and commercial applications to prevent surface water from penetrating and damaging the structure’s foundations.
  • Surface Drainage Systems: This type of drainage consists of ditches and/or flexible PVC pipes. They collect water from the ground level and divert it away. They are usually suitable for areas with enough natural grade to allow water to drain away through gravity. If the gravitational pull is insufficient, Colorado Excavating can install a sump and pump system.
  • Channel or Trench Drains: A channel or trench drain diverts surface water and is largely popular due to its simplicity in design and installation. It can consist of a channel with a removable grate or a larger lined open trench. Either may require a sump, end caps and other accessories. These systems help deal with heavy run-offs caused by the periodic downpours and flooding we experience in Colorado. Channel drains are more discrete and appealing aesthetically. Trench drains can be attractively lined and landscaped.
  • Sump Systems: Sump pumps are perfect for basement waterproofing systems, especially where the property’s grading slopes toward a structure. They consist of a built-in float switch that pumps away water and prevents it from collecting directly around the foundation and leaking into your below grade areas.

Avoiding drainage problems requires the right type of drainage system, and not every solution will work for all areas. Let Colorado Excavating’s expertise in considering the various factors that should be taken into consideration guide you. Contact us today. We’ll help you determine which drainage system will work best for you. We are professional contractors specializing in landscape drainage systems tailored to our Colorado environs. Call us at 719.338.7769 today for a free estimate!



When You Want It Gone Cleanly and Expertly

Colorado Excavating provides demolition and removal services for a wide variety of asphalt, concrete, brick and block structures including roadways, curbing, parking lots, patios, foundations, sidewalks, driveways, retaining walls and more. Different equipment is required depending on the material being demolished and removed. Trust our years of experience to match the optimum solution to your project.

We are a “green” service provider. Whenever possible, material recovered from demolition sites is recycled for reuse as recycled aggregate in new structures.

In addition to providing demolition and removal services, Colorado Excavating can provide haul away services for waste asphalt and concrete from other contractors. We can provide roll-off construction waste containers in any size to meet your needs.

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Let Us Haul It Away For You

If you have a project that requires any type of trucking, haul away, concrete demolition or asphalt removal; we can handle it quickly and professionally. Colorado Excavating offers tandem semi-trucks from one single load (approximately 15 cubic yards) to multiple trucks with the capability to haul away hundreds of tons or yards of material in a single day.

Renovating your home or commercial property can be both exciting and stressful. Not only do you need to shop for materials, design the project, and oversee the work, you also have effectively remove and dispose of all of the debris, construction waste, displaced rocks and dirt plus leftover materials.

Unfortunately, construction waste is not the kind of stuff you can leave out for your weekly trash pickup. So what are you supposed to do with all of this debris? Colorado Excavating’s crews are concrete, asphalt, wood, brick, rock and dirt disposal professionals. We offer prompt, reliable and friendly construction waste disposal services for projects of all sizes, both commercial and residential. We can additionally remove plant and tree trimmings, wooden planks, old appliances and even kitchen sinks!

As the area’s most experienced and trusted debris removal company, Colorado Excavating has been providing high-quality construction waste disposal for over 20 years. With our experience and reliability, construction materials and debris will be off your premises in no time! Call us at 719.338.7769 today for a free estimate!



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