Excavating & Earth Moving
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We recently completed a major yard cleanup and we now need
a good bobcat operator to come and re-grade for
landscaping. I did not see any postings for this on the
website. Does anyone know of someone they could recommend?
We had Cement taken out of our back yard by Christian Hanson
of excellent excavators. We did not have any grading done
but he does have a bobcat and did great work. He was fast
inexpensive, clean and efficient. I don't have his # handy
but it is in the yellow pages.
Try Gil Maoz. He has a bobcat and does just the sort of
thing you are looking for, and also has a hauling company
too. (He is not a landscaper) He's easy to work with,
nice and professional.
You can reach him at Gil's Hauling 665-9128.
In one of my rooms the outside earth is at a higher level
than the floor of the room and it causes water to ''run''
into the foundation. I need to lower the earth level but
am not sure how to do that. Some people tell me to just
hire someone who can dig the earth away and others say
I need a professional who can relevel the ground and put
in a drainage system. But I don't know anyone who has
actually done this. Any advice would be very much
appreciated. thank you
We moved a lot of earth in our front yard to build a patio up against our
house where the land
slopes down from the street. We wanted the patio to be lower than the
mudsill but not so low
that it would undermine the foundation. I calculated how far down to dig
after consulting with
an architect and landscape architect. Then our landscape contractor
subcontracted with a
bobcat operator to move the earth. The operator was very good. We didn't
put in any
drainage because we had never had a drainage problem. I've noticed that
landscaping books talk about designing drainage systems so it must not be a
big deal, but I'd
consult with a professional (landscape architect or contractor) whose
experience I trusted if I were to do it. The patio was part of more
extensive landscaping work
we had done. Elsewhere in our yard, we left in some very old drainage pipes
recommendation of our landscape contractor. (Until we had this work done,
we had no idea
where certain drainage grates drained to.)
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