The foundation is one of the most important parts of the home. It must be excavated and built to bear the load of the structure for decades to come. The repercussions of a poorly constructed foundation can be catastrophic. From leaking or cracking to sinking, it’s not a risk that anybody wants to take.
Erdem Excavating has over a decade of experience excavation foundations for residential and commercial buildings on Southern Vancouver Island. We work with a wide range of clients from commercial contractors to custom home builders and independent contractors. We offer complete foundation solutions including:
- Foundation excavating
- Strip footing excavating
- Slab foundation excavating
- Rock breaking
- Finish grading and sloping for drainage
A foundation excavation is not a simple task, and it’s always your best bet to work with a licensed, experienced excavation contractor on this type of project. There are a number of key considerations that an excavation contractor should help walk you through.
Any foundation excavation on Southern Vancouver Island is going to require a permit. We understand the local permitting requirements and processes and you can rest easy knowing that the work being done on your new home is legit.
A licensed excavation contractor is going to have the equipment that you need to get the job done. There are a lot of variables beneath the ground and you want a contractor who can not just dig a hole, but manage things that come up along the way. Having equipment to break rocks, manage water, and dig deeper than expected is the key to getting a foundation completed on time.
Depending on the depth of the foundation, there are requirements that must be met for safety. This might include sloping, shoring and engineer approval. A good contractor will understand what is required for your job and be able to explain it to you in plain language.
Where will the material that is removed from the excavation go? Is it going to be hauled to a local fill dump, or can some or all of it be held on side for backfilling? Is the material contaminated? Will removal affect the stability of an embankment or neighboring property?
What we’re getting at here, is that foundation excavation can be a complex task, and you should work with a qualified contractor.
If you’re ready to start digging for your new home, business or anything else, give us a shout.
While we do a lot of local foundation excavation work, we also offer a wide variety of other excavation services in Victoria, from Sidney to Sooke including:
We are your full-service, Victoria-based excavation contractor and we’re excited to work with you on your next project. Give us a call today for a free estimate.