Little's Excavating Blog

How to slow soil erosion (top-level soil stripping)

Soil erosion is a problem that compounds itself: the stripping away of the top level of soil on your property can increase the likelihood of flooding, which in turn can create worse erosion. Erosion – most often caused by water and wind – can take topsoil off your land and leave compacted what [...]

March 19, 2024|Main|

What you need to know about land clearing 

Many projects of a construction nature require clearing the site first. Knowing how this can be correctly done before beginning the process will save time and effort further down the line. Removing trees, brush, rocks and stones, stumps and whatever else may be in the way is typically the first order of business [...]

February 15, 2024|Main|

There are big benefits with stormwater management

Effective management of stormwater is critical to making one’s property the best it can be, from a visual and aesthetic standpoint to ensuring the safety and longevity of any structure on it. Additionally, there are a handful of environmental incentives to make sure stormwater is controlled as it can and should be. Here [...]

January 25, 2024|Main|

What to know before building a pond or a lake

One way to enjoy the advantages of lakefront property without blessing the real estate community in your area is to create your own lakefront property – by putting in your own body of water. And, after all, not all of us can live in the land of 10,000 lakes. In all seriousness, installing [...]

November 20, 2023|Main|

What to do with major rock on a construction site

Finding a considerable amount of rock on a construction site is no one’s idea of a great time. It’s made more problematic when that discovery is made after the excavation process or the build has already begun. The reasons for this are manifold. Among the highlights: it may extend the completion date for [...]

September 12, 2023|Main|

How excavation services can help you build a better driveway

A couple of months ago, this blog touched on tips for installing a gravel driveway. As professional excavation services can be a great asset to that specific process, they really also set the groundwork – pun intended – to installing any sort of driveway. Beginning with excavation in putting in a new driveway [...]

August 16, 2023|Main|

How to prevent drainage issues

Stopping drainage problems before you have them is vastly preferable to trying to fix them after the fact, as dealing with water damage is nobody’s idea of a good time. Here are a handful of tactics homeowners can employ to be proactive and keep water in your property in places you want it [...]

July 22, 2023|Main|

What to know before hiring a demolition contractor

In many cases, before any project that requires excavation, first you’ll need demolition. We’ve written before here about how these two processes complement each other. If this is the case for your project, here are a few things you should run by any demolition contractor you might potentially hire: Have they performed the [...]

June 16, 2023|Main|
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