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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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Lawn Levelling

Posted 7 months ago

I have an area of lawn i need grading/leveling ready for topsoil which I will do myself. Also an upper lawn needing the top 100mm taken off to prepare for topsoil. Should be enough capacity on site not to take any dirt away. its approximately 10m x 4m area and maybe 4 x 4 up top Back access would require a small width machine. Easy access

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Post Hole Digging

Posted 4 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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Small excavation and pour concrete pad

Posted 5 months ago

Remove some soil in back garden and pour a new concrete pad for an outdoor shed. ~10m2. Area is not flat, but only a moderate slope. Access not ideal so would need to check on site first.

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Hand dig small trench

Posted 1 month 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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25-30 fence post holes

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for someone with a small digger who could drill some fence post holes for us. 30-25 holes. 300mm wide. Looking at going about ... deep

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Post hole digging and bank cut back

Posted 2 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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Flattening a small tiered lawn

Posted 5 months ago

I have a tiered lawn that I want to flatten and the dirty moved. It can be dumped just a couple of metres away on another area of lawn. The area I want moved is about 3mx4m and about 0.5m deep. The area has access for a small digger if required, see last photo.

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Remove fibreglass pool

Posted 3 months ago

Get rid of pool and backfill

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Small excavation job

Posted 6 months ago

Hi We are planning to place a 20 foot shipping container at the top of the drive in the attached photo. Here is a link... ...Montgomery+Avenue,+Karori,+Wellington+... a,23.5y,118.07h,89.68t/data=!... A!... d-... It would fit as is but is tight. We'd like another metre or so removed from the back and right hand side. The back is currently around a 1.5m cut in height. We'd also want the ground leveled towards the road. Perhaps 50mm or so slope for drainage. There is a clay stormwater...

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Dirt removal

Posted 1 month 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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Excavation for concrete slab for spa pool

Posted 5 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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Fill and compact subsidence in our dirt/gravel car pad

Posted 5 months ago

We have a small hole caused by subsidence in our car pad. We need someone to fill and compact it (and probably to do a little digging out beforehand).

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Under house trenching

Posted 6 months ago

I need to create access under the house for plumbers and insulation. This would involve creating a trench between piles, say 500 high and 1000 wide, and about 8 meters long. The house sits on a ridge with the joists at the center of the house about 100-200mm off the ground, with the ground sloping down either way. In the picture, you can see a start has been made with the trench needing to go left to right. Material to be taken off-site. If it's feasible might want to do between the other rows...

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Gate post holes

Posted 6 months ago

I need 2 posts holes digging into rock to hang a gate. The ground is solid and so a digger with mechanical auger would be needed. There are likely services close to one of the holes and so these will need to be located - I can get this done by a professional if required before hand. There is an existing fence next to where each hole will be dug so this will also need to be left intact. I have included a photo of the rocky ground

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Tidy up car pad area

Posted 2 days 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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Prepare area for 10m2 shed

Posted 4 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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3.5m post hole needed

Posted 2 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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Small to medium size earth-moving

Posted 6 months ago

small - med dirt was falling off from a hill. A photo is attached.

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Don's Digging

Posted 3 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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Minor earthworks needed for path ASAP

Posted 1 month 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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Recent excavation reviews

With over 191,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

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

Excavate and remove ~30m3 ASAP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soil removal from under the house and possible outside buildiing work.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trench for Electrical Cable

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

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

Post holes for retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 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

Don's Digging


4th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Joined August 2014

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