Napa Valley Excavation Services 

Dependable Excavation Experts in American Canyon & Surrounding Areas 

Excavating your property, whether you have your own house or run a multi-unit business, is always going to be an extensive process. You do not need to feel overwhelmed, however, so long as you have a reliable team like Peter Ellis Construction ready to support you. Reach out to us immediately for dependable Napa Valley excavation services.

How the Process of Deep Ripping Works

When people think of dirt or soil, they usually picture a soft, dark substance that is easy to dig out or pile up. While this soil may exist in particularly well-fertilized gardens, the dirt that lays beneath many houses, businesses, garages, driveways, and other high traffic areas is often literally as hard as rock. The only way to remove the extremely compacted soil sheet of soil is by using an intensive technique known as “deep ripping” or “deep tillage.”   

This strategy involves using heavy-duty equipment like backhoes or excavators to pierce through the packed dirt, shattering the initial surface and then breaking apart the hardpan. Although the method of deep ripping is quite effective, it requires not only powerful digging machinery, but skilled technicians to operate these large vehicles. Speak to our techs at Peter Ellis Construction to learn more about arranging for these crucial operations. 

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What Is Involved in Thorough Preparation for Your Excavation Project

When you are getting ready to have your property excavated, it is perfectly understandable that you want to do everything possible to get it under way, so you can move on to the next big task in your property. However, there are several key steps that are necessary to have in place before the excavation can begin.

The actions which must be taken by your skilled team of technicians include:

  • Surveying the ground to examine where it needs to be leveled or graded
  • Testing the extent of the soil’s compaction
  • Determining drainage needs both currently as well as in the future once soil erodes
  • Seeking out the appropriate permits required by local municipal authorities
  • Examining the rate of erosion control caused by the elements
  • Removing any debris or undesirable overgrowth from the excavation site
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Powerful Excavation Equipment for Your Project

Excavating your property is a major undertaking that requires heavy-duty equipment to accomplish in a timely fashion. To make sure that your project is completed safely but thoroughly, your knowledgeable techs will utilize the right equipment for each crucial task.

Examples of the many pieces of excavation equipment utilized by professionals include:

  • Excavators
  • Backhoes
  • Rollers
  • Scrapers 
  • Breakers
  • Bulldozers
  • Graders
  • Compactors
  • Dump trucks
  • Articulated trucks


No matter how complex any given point of the project may be, you can depend on Peter Ellis Construction to apply the right tool for the scope of the task.

Call us today at (510) 288-5449 or get in touch with us online to take advantage of our thorough Napa Valley excavation services.

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