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Excavation Experts: Heavy Duty Earth Works In Wellington

Are you building a new house in Mt Cook? Maybe you’re completely remodelling your tiered garden in Oriental Bay and installing a new below ground swimming pool. Perhaps you’re thinking about installing a mini-replica Beehive in your front yard and need your soil compacted for the foundations.

With any earthworks that you’re thinking about doing on your property, it is in your best interests to hire an excavation expert to do the work for you. So if you live in Wellington and have a job that may require excavation services then read on.

Excavation contractors work with a wide variety of machines to help you to achieve your earthworks projects. You may think that you could just hire a small bobcat and use it to complete your earthmoving project yourself, but it is always better to leave it to the professionals: they’ve been trained on how to use various machines from backhoes to compactors and they’re covered for insurance purposes to use the machines.

Work that excavation experts can complete:

  • Soil removal
  • Hole filling
  • Boring work
  • Trenching
  • Work for retaining walls
  • Heavy duty landscaping
  • Site work including soil compacting before slab installation for a new home
  • Digging out a swimming pool area
  • Other earthworks and earthmoving projects

Machines that your tradesman may use:

  • Excavators
  • Bulldozers
  • Graders
  • Dump trucks
  • Backhoes
  • Diggers
  • Loaders
  • Compactors
  • Skidsteers

Excavation cost considerations:

  • Soil/clay/rock disposal costs; this is usually calculated per cubic metre
  • Extra material cost if you’re building a retaining wall
  • Machine rental costs if not done by hand
  • Contractor cost per hour
  • Offsider cost per hour (most projects are at least a two person job)

Estimates of time taken to complete the job:

Generally, excavation jobs will take at least half a day to complete for a small job. If you have a large project with multiple stages or a large property, you’re looking at a timeframe of a week and up. Be sure to get time estimates from a few different tradies to see how they stack up against each other.

Remember you should receive a full written quote to look over from your trained excavator operator which will include estimates of the time, cost of materials removal and installation, machine hire and man hours required.

How to find an excavator for your job:

When placing your ad for an excavating professional in Wellington, make sure to flesh out the details of your job. Include where possible the measurements of your area/s to be worked on and what you require for them to do. Taking pictures of the area can also be helpful for the contractor to see the sort of space that they will be working with.

When you place a job on Builderscrack, the contractors will find you and bid for your job. Check their reputation on the website and don’t be afraid to ask them for other references.

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RetainingWallBackfill

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, Need a digger to back fill a small retaining wall (1.6m high on the curb) with 3.5m3 of drainage metal which is sitting on driveway next to retaining wall. and then to dump approx. 1.5m3 of top course on the retaining group. couple of hours needed from someone who is willing to do the job. Newlands area, house is on main road. Willing to pay $200

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Post hole digging

Posted 2 months ago

Drill nine pile holes, two meters deep, 500mm wide/round. Access is over single garage or down flight of concrete stairs (1000mm - 1100mm wide).

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Tidy up car pad area

Posted 3 months ago

The car pad has a layer of dirt (about 10cm deep) on top of it that has built up over a period of years. It would be clearing this out. It may include relaying with gravel. The area is 8m x 3m.

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3.5m post hole needed

Posted 6 months ago

ZEALANDIA has a large scale restoration project going on. As part of this project, we need to get a three-phased power cable over our main road. To do so we will need a 3.5 metre post installed We can sort out the post itself, although we are interested to have the hole for the post excavated. This is inside our predator proof fence, so vehicles entering will be checked for rodents as part of our protocol. We have a biosecurity gate which is about 4 metres high, and the job is about 50 me...

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Farnham St excavation

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to have works priced for a house site. Estimated 300+ cubic meters. To site mark out/

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Minor earthworks needed for path ASAP

Posted 4 months ago

Council have made us change the plans and a path is needed to be that needs some earth works ASAP in Miramar. It shouldn’t take too long with a digger. Thanks so much. Bec

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Remove 40m3 earth from residential property

Posted 2 months ago

Ive about 40m3 of earth to remove from the rear of our residential property. And a few post holes. Slightly tricky/steep driveway access. I will prep the site prior to start. I anticipate a small-ish digger (due to access). Suggestions on truck vs skip welcome. Cheers. Matt

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Remove fibreglass pool

Posted 7 months ago

Get rid of pool and backfill

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Post hole digging and bank cut back

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for somebody to dig circa 30 post holes for 1.2 to 1.5m high timber retaining wall. Will need the bank cut back slightly too. I need somebody that can get them evenly spaced. If you’re keen for more work I’d also be happy to have you concrete the posts in too.

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Small excavation job

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting a approx 5 metres of concrete path broken up and earth below, approx 3 cubes excavated. All excavated material can be left onsite incl. concrete.

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Site cut. Greywacke clearance. 2m depth, 20m length.

Posted 3 months ago

We have a stepped site cut. Looking to cut step back to level. Digging and clearing 2m depth c 20 length along side of house. Access of 5 metre, small machine

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Excavation for concrete slab for spa pool

Posted 8 months ago

Hi. I need an excavation done in order to pour a concrete slab for a spa pool. Dimensions 2.5m x 2.5m x 0.3m deep. Earth to be removed from site. Easy site access for bobcat. Ideally for looking to be done over next few weeks.

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Don's Digging

Posted 7 months ago

There are two holes need to be dug, probably by hand, 1.5m deep so the plumber can replace pipes. There are some tree roots around which may need to be cut or dug around

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Prepare area for 10m2 shed

Posted 7 months ago

Need a flat area on a slightly sloping section. Some excavation and tree removal ( about 5 medium punga) but dirt can mostly be moved around so not too much to take away. Surface needs to be ready for a prefab wooden shed (maybe some gravel).

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Earthwork, retaining and fencing

Posted 2 months ago

Earth work, fencing and retaining wall

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Post Hole Digging

Posted 8 months ago

Need a series of Post-holes dug for a decking project. 2 x 600mm (diameter) x 2000mm (depth) 2 x 600mm (diameter) x 2500mm (depth) 2 x 600mm (diameter) x 3000mm (depth) 1 x 400mm (diameter) x 2500 mm (depth) Access may be a challenge but there is a path that could be used to bring 1.5m wide machinery/digger down to the property. Looking for this to be complete in the next 1-2 months.

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Hand dig small trench

Posted 5 months ago

Need a trench hand dug for a gas line. Trench needs to be about 400-500mm deep and only wide enough for a gas main. Trench is about 18m long. The trench needs to be dug through a garden and a lawn. The last 1 metre the trench goes through a brick path and this needs to be chipped out. I have already had brick path concrete cut for it to be easily chipped out. After gas main installed. Back fill and a basic clean up. I can organise brick path to be repaired.

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Junior Labourer Needed

Posted 2 months ago

We have a small amount of dirt to remove from beside our house, under the deck, so that we can apply waterproofing compound. This job would take about 4 hours one Saturday morning and you'll be working alongside the home owner and one other. The work is weather dependant, i.e. we won't be doing this in the rain. The dirt will be stored onsite and we may ask you back to put the earth back beside the house, at a future date. Please only indicate your interest if you can work on a Saturday morning.

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Soil digging and removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Approx. 20 m3 of soils to be removed (including a couple of stumps). Work has been started by us and needs completing. If interested you can also do the concreting once this job is done. if you are up for the challenge get in touch with us. Thanks!

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Dirt removal

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for someone with truck to load dirt from Churton park and unload them in Tawa. There is about 30 cubic dirt.

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Recent excavation reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Trench for Electrical Cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Post Hole Dig

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prepare area for 10m2 shed

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Removal of material after a slip

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Levelling 25m2 section at front of house


18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Don's Digging


4th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dig 2x post holes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Excavation for concrete slab for spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Make a track with a digger

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Joined April 2021

Hi, I've been in the civil and earthmoving trade for the last 10 years. I specialise in small to medium size earthworks, concrete works, retaining walls and more. I pride myself on delivering a quality job.

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Joined November 2018

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Joined March 2018

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Joined July 2019

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Joined November 2019

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Block n Stock

Joined December 2017

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

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Joined June 2012

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Joined November 2016

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