Excavation Contractors

Providing Full-Service Excavation and Construction

If you are looking for excavation contractors who consistently deliver on quality thanks to years of experience in the industry, you’ve found them. Since 1971, Bruce Johnson Construction is a third-generation family-owned construction excavation team ready to handle all your digging needs from septic systems to foundations to stumps. Whether you have a commercial or residential project, us a call to discuss how we can help you!

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Septic Systems

As excavation contractors, we specialize in excavation for new and replacement septic systems, both septic tanks and drain fields. We also have uniquely trained installing advanced treatment technologies of all kinds, which may be helpful in situations where space is limited. The Bruce Johnson Construction team is licensed as a DEQ installer in our work with septic systems. We are also a septic system maintenance provider, and are able to do limited electrical work as required.

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Land Clearing and Site Preparation

Whether you need a foundation dug, stumps and brush removed, or earthworks such as sloping and grading, we are your team. Our commitment is to do our work exceptionally well so that no matter what you’re building, it comes out great.

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We look forward to helping you with your demolition needs both large and small. Even work that requires asbestos testing and remediation is not outside the scope of our services. If you’re looking to tear down, give us a call!

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Underground Utility Installation

Bruce Johnson Construction is a provider of a full range of underground utilities installation services for residential and commercial clients. We both excavate and install utilities such as sewer, water, electrical, gas, and more. Whether you represent a business, a developer, an individual, or a public works department, contact us today to learn more.

Other Excavation Services

  • Driveway excavation
  • Foundation dig-outs
  • Ditch digging
  • Retaining walls
  • Boulder placement

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What We’re All About asExcavation Contractors

Since 1971, Bruce Johnson Construction are three-generation family-owned excavation contractors. From commercial utilities installation to demolition to job site preparation to septic system installations of both traditional and modern types, we have the experience and dedication to quality to handle construction excavation jobs of all kinds. Give us a call today for a quote on your job!

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Bruce Johnson Construction Online 5-Star Reviews

  • “The septic tank was half covered by a concrete sidewalk. Codey sawed out a new exit line, dug a different hole for the new tank, filled the old tank with pea gravel, and kept the aesthetic of the front walkway.”
    Peter B.
  • “He was a pleasure to work with. He delivered on everything he promised. Would recommend this company to anyone!”
    Carl F.
  • “They were prompt, responsive and informative and really knew their [septic tank] product.”
    Angie’s List
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FAQ About Our Work as Excavation Contractors

To learn more about how we can meet your excavation needs beyond what you read here, please contact us.

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How much does excavation cost per hour?

Unfortunately, this is a question we cannot answer exactly without talking about what you’d like us to do. While certain elements of what we do as excavation contractors are billed at one rate, other things we do are billed at another. Brush clearing will be different than septic tank excavation, for instance. Part of it depends on the equipment we need to bring into play, part of it depends on the skill level required of the operator, and there are other factors besides. That said, a ballpark figure to work with is $100-200 per hour. We encourage anyone interested in excavating services to give us a call.

What is trench excavation?

Trench excavation is the digging out of trenches or ditches to make way for pipe (as in some drainfields or for a drainpipe). Special care must be taken when digging a deep trenches to ensure the safety of those who need to work in or near the trench, as it is possible for the walls to collapse.

What sorts of excavation do you do?

We do all kinds of excavation, including site preparation and earthworks, foundation digging, trenching, brush and stump clearing, and we are specialists in removal and installation of septic tanks and alternative wastewater treatment technologies.

Are you licensed, bonded, and insured for excavation work?

Yes. We have these in place to protect you, our customer.

What is grading?

Grading involves sculpting the ground so it is appropriately sloped for drainage, aesthetics, or to prepare for building – much of the time, all three!

What are the three main kinds of construction excavation you do?

  • Cut and fill, which is the removal of a relatively wide and shallow volume of dirt
  • Trench, which is digging in a deep and narrow fashion
  • Basement or foundation, which is digging for – you guessed it – a basement or foundation

There is a fourth kind, dredging, but we don’t do that (at least at the moment).

How much does digging a foundation cost?

Exact prices will depend on depth and area, as well whether the soil needs to be hauled away or will simply be moved to another location on-site. The national average is approximately $10,000 at this time.

Bruce Johnson Construction are Excavation Contractors