Little's Excavating Blog

Excavation tips if you are considering a gravel driveway

Installing a gravel driveway is a reasonably simple way to change or spruce up the look of your home and yard, or if you’re more of the function-over-form type, it’s just a good way to get your vehicles in and out of your property. Doing it properly is more than simply having the [...]

December 13, 2022|Main|

What to look for in your excavator

Generally speaking, no one hires an excavation service for a small, unimportant job. The stakes are high any time you’re having your property re-shaped. Mistakes could cause serious damage to your structure, your land, your finances or, worst-case, your person or your people. In other words – you need to get this right. [...]

December 4, 2022|Main|

Is it safe to operate a bobcat without experience?

Especially for generations who grew up with the mantra of Tim Taylor on “Home Improvement: – “More power!” – operating a bobcat might seem both simple and like a bucket-list item. However, for all the hijinks of Taylor as played by Tim Allen, which included routine destruction of property that never seemed to [...]

October 25, 2022|Main|

What is a drainage backfill?

Generally speaking, it’s best to know the nuts and bolts of what make your property tick, whether it’s an old structure you’ve purchased or inherited, or your own brand-new house. A critical feature of any building with a retaining wall is drainage backfill – something that is out of sight and, if it’s [...]

October 5, 2022|Main|

Are septic tanks bad for the environment? We have the answer

The modern environmentalist movement as we know it began in 1962 with the release of "Silent Spring," Rachel Carson's book covering harm caused to the environment by one-size-fits-all use of pesticides. Since then, the topic of environmentalism has rightly been a factor in policy decisions from global politics all the way down to [...]

August 16, 2022|Main|

Some key differences between trenching and excavation

The terms trenching and excavation may both bring to mind visions of digging and moving dirt around. In reality, the differences are deeper than that, and each is appropriate for certain situations. Excavation involves digging up concrete or like materials to install new features on your property or begin the process of building [...]

July 13, 2022|Main|

Keys to a successful excavation

Excavation, as we have detailed on this blog previously, is more than just digging a big hole. Here are a few keys to a successful excavation project: A solid plan This doesn't mean simply some spitball notes sketched on the back of a utility envelope -- an effective plan must map out your [...]

June 14, 2022|Main|

Steps to take after storm damage (stormy season is upon us)

May is a wonderful time of year — the weather is finally warming up and staying there after a long, cold winter. But with that warm air colliding with the remnants of winter, May is also the perfect storm — literally — for inclement weather and with it the havoc it might wreak [...]

May 23, 2022|Main|

Digging a trench to drain water

Many aspects of house and home, or your business, are out of sight and out of mind until they fluctuate or fail. A trench to drain stormwater from your structure fits on this list. A drainage trench or ditch is designed to collect rainwater and whisk it away from your house to keep [...]

March 21, 2022|Main|
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