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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|

Pond dredging is a good preventative routine for landowners

Dredging a pond admittedly isn't high on the to-do list of most landowners or business operators. However, looking at this measure in a reactive way instead of being proactive is a mistake. As with most aspects of taking care of your property, it's easier and less expensive to dredge a pond as part [...]

March 8, 2022|Main|

Excavation in the winter? The answer might surprise you

Anyone who has taken a wrong turn sledding down a frozen winter's hill or wiped out on a frosty morning hike has learned the hard way how much harder the ground seems this time of year. The same principle applies to excavation — digging through frozen turf and soil would seem a more [...]

January 18, 2022|Main|

Clearing land to build a new house?

For many people, especially in our DIY-friendly, workmanlike corner of the country, the best way to move into your dream home is to build it yourself. That process begins with clearing your lot, which will do everything from removing trees and large rocks to provide the space for your structure and, if desired, [...]

December 13, 2021|Main|

What is soil erosion?

Soil erosion is a natural process that human activity has greatly accelerated. How much so? All the world's topsoil could be eroded within 60 years, according to at least one estimate. Wind and water are primary natural means of erosion. It can remove the topsoil from your property and tamp down what is [...]

October 13, 2021|Main|

How and why septic work and excavation should go hand-in-hand

It's hard to imagine anything much worse to a homeowner than septic system problems in your yard. After all, if it’s causing issues outside, it’s more than likely causing issues inside the home. Fortunately, Little's is well-versed in all aspects of septic systems, from excavating to tank installation and maintenance. Here are ways [...]

August 18, 2021|Main|

What do excavation contractors do? Well, it’s much more than just digging

What do excavation contractors do? It’s not as easy an answer as some might think. Excavation contractors take on important responsibilities in construction projects and do much more than just dig. In this article we’ll explain a little more about the roles an excavation expert will fill. Project preparation Excavation companies do a [...]

July 14, 2021|Main|
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