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Excavation Experts In Auckland: Rework Your Block Of Land

Auckland rocks! Built on the Auckland volcanic field, with One Tree Hill and Mt Wellington being popular volcanic summits and Mt Eden being the highest volcanic cone in the area, earthworks projects are continually evolving to accommodate the latest trends in landscaping architecture.

Have you just bought a block and need to bulldoze the current structures before building your dream house? Are you planning on putting in a gorgeous new swimming pool for when the days are warmer? Maybe you’re removing the darn swimming pool and having the hole filled in because it’s too much work to look after.

All of these property works involve using the services of an Auckland excavation expert. From Epsom to Kingsland to Mission Bay to Lynfield, use Builderscrack to find the right man or woman for the job.

Type of works that excavation contractors do

  • General property excavation
  • Hole filling
  • Large scale landscaping
  • Earth compacting for laying house foundations
  • Soil or rock removal
  • Digging bores
  • Help build retaining walls

Machines that excavators work with

  • Diggers
  • Compactors
  • Back hoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Graders
  • Loaders
  • Excavators
  • Other heavy machinery

Qualifications that earthmovers may hold

Earthmovers and earthworks contractors will hold a licence to drive one or more machines. This includes their heavy vehicle licenses – class 2, class 3, class 4 and class 5, with tracks (T), wheels (W) and rollers (R) endorsements. Some experts have obtained a National Certificate in Civil Plant Operation (Bulk Earthmoving Level 3), though this is not necessary to work in the field.

Price of conducting earthworks

The cost of your excavation project can vary widely depending on the size of the area that needs to be worked on, what machines will be needed to do the job, the cost of soil or other material disposal (should that be involved), extra material cost if filling in landscaping, the contractor cost, as well as the cost for their offsider.

Excavation jobs may not be cheap, so ensure you have your potential contractor come around to survey your space and draw up a written quote before agreeing to anything. A good rule of thumb is to try three different earthworks professionals and then choose which one you like best from there.

Hiring a professional excavator

To hire a professional excavator, you can use Builderscrack to make the process easy and quick. Instead of hunting through classifieds or asking everyone you know for a recommendation, you can post a job up on Builderscrack and have the earthworkers apply to help you complete your project.

Things to include in an advertisement

  • A full description of the works you need done
  • The approximate square meterage of the area
  • A timeframe if it is an urgent job
  • Your suburb
  • The size of the access routes to the area (important in which machines are used)
  • A picture of the area in its current state
  • A picture of what you would like the area to look like afterwards if necessary

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Excavation Experts on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Looking to level our small lawn.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking to level the lawn. Approx 17m by 6m. Currently there is a slight slope.

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Sunny Brae

Posted 1 month ago

We require a retaining wall to be built at our property in Westmere - this needs to be done manually using a hand held post hole borer as difficult access for large machinery

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Removal & disposal of patio fill

Posted 2 weeks ago

Approx 3.2 cubic meters in total, old patio is 4.5 x 1.2 x.5 and consist of soil (40%) gap 7 & sand (40%) the rest is broken bricks and concrete plus plastic pipe off-cuts as per the photos. (I can take more if required). Easy access via front lawn & 2.5 mtr from edge of patio to fence. Storm water pipe runs along back of patio at ground level

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Prep for small retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

Am watching to expand my outdoor living area and put in a small retaining wall. My flatmates and I have started the digging so there is only a bit left + removing the dirt. It is 700H at its highest point- and is approx 10m long

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Remove soil from a pad in the backyard

Posted 1 week ago

We had a garden shed which is gone now. The pad of land (roughly 2.5 x 2.5m) on it needs to be excavated to put in a concrete slab for the new garden shed. It has small roots from a tree on one end. If you could please provide a rough quote, it would be great. Thanks

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Landscaping

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Am after a digger + driver for my garden Reno in the coming weeks to excavate for a 3x3 sunken deck, removal of tree stumps and fence posts and dirt moving and removal. Its a smaller front garden so estimate between 1-2 days of work. Thanks

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4 to 6 post to add for cabin

Posted 1 day ago

Hello there. Looking for someone to install 4 to 6 posts on a leveled ground to have a cabin installed. Position of the post can be seen on the layout in the picture (red circle) Pictures attached. Thank you

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Footing hard fill backfill

Posted 3 weeks ago

8m long by 800 wide trench requires hardfill backfill to 300 thick. Supply and placement of hardfill (gap40 or similar) in 2 layers 150 thick. Plate compact each layer. Available immediately.

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Drilling 400mm holes #2

Posted 1 month ago

Drilling 12 400mm holes 2m deep in to dirt and rocks

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Removing an existing pool

Posted 3 days ago

- Pool (10m x 5m) will need to be drained - Concrete will need to be removed - Area will need to be filled with compacted soil (tested every half a meter by our geo consultant) Note: entrance access is 1m wide for tools to go through to remove the concrete

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Small top soil removal 4-5m sq

Posted 1 week ago

Move 200-400mm deep hard top soil using Bob cat or similar for new paving around house. The total area is small; about 4 or 5 sqm. Access excellent. Cheers Mark

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Earthworks for new retaining wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

We're embarking on a new project that requires someone to come and remove a bank of soil from a low slope to allow us to build a two tier retaining wall. They will also need to drill (with an auger) holes for the new retaining piles to go in. We're on the hunt for a contractor that will: - Dig out the earth with their digger. - Take the earth spoil away. - Drill new holes (approx 1.7m deep @ 450mm wide) for retaining piles. The site to remove is approx 3m wide by approx 15m long. Old fe...

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Mailbox Post Hole

Posted 4 weeks ago

The mailbox post decided one day that its days are over and toppled over. Need someone to put up a new post - might need to dig out the old one and drill a bit deeper, then fill with concrete. Prefer someone who can come on site to have a look first and then provide a quote. As this mailbox post is shared with three properties, we need a quote first, then we need everyone to agree on it before we can proceed. Potentially larger job with more than one post required, as the driveway might requ...

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Remove old deck and level backyard

Posted 2 weeks ago

Quote for removing old deck and leveling backyard please.

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Small Domestic earthwork

Posted 1 week ago

Remove all roots ,and agapanthus, remove rubbish . Leaving level soil, ready for grass seeding

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Remove Soil

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, looking for someone to remove ~2 cubic meter of soil. Soil is already packed in a flexibin bag near the front of the house, easily accessible. Just need it to be removed.

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Land sculpting

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our residential project is seeking a experienced digger and driver to help sculpt part of our site ready for planting.The site is on a contour and a 5/6 ton min would be able to have arm reach needed, we can be booked in between a job eating or delayed etc ,thank you

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Drilling 400mm holes

Posted 1 month ago

Drilling 12 400mm holes 2m deep in to dirt and rocks

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12 holes for deck posts

Posted 1 day ago

Needing 12 holes for deck posts preferably asap today or tomorrow.

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Posts

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need 5 x 7m posts put in the ground for attaching a sail cover to

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Rugby post erection at King's College

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dingo post hole auger required

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x large "post hole"

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

soil removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water Main

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Garden soil removal and disposal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trench needs to be filled in.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Digger

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Digger and soil removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Remove a pile of rock from site

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small area of basement excavation and spray concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bonnie Brae

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 1
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Rock Breaking

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need some strong guys to move some dirt


19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clear Small Site with Digger or Bobcat.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shallow trench to be hand dug.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Level the front lawn and remove excess soil

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small pile of dirt to be moved

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dig a trench

Work carried out by a subcontractor

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Tracks Civil & Earthworks

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