Commercial and Residential Excavation — Operators and Equipment

Full-service excavating contractor for residential settings and commercial construction sites

We offer commercial, residential, and industrial excavation services throughout the lower mainland of british columbia, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Langley, Burnaby, and more. If you have a basement excavation or pipe replacement project, need large rocks moved, require excavation for a foundation or retaining wall, or have a lawn and garden project that needs a mini excavator and operator for hire, you can rely on Rent1 excavation services to get the job done. We can excavate for septic system installation, land clearing, foundation repairs and more.

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Professionally certified heavy equipment operators

We employ certified operators that understand how to efficiently use heavy equipment for projects of any size and scale. If your job requires moving within a thin space, if you have an open field that you’re excavating for commercial development, or if you’re working at a roadside construction project and need a trench dug for installation and repair of water and sewer lines, give Rent1 a call to talk about your project details and how we can help. We can complete excavation backfilling for home improvements and commercial construction sites.


Excavators of any size for any project

Commercial and Residential Excavation
Commercial and Residential Excavation

Rent1 equipment rental has the largest fleet of excavators, skid steers, and other heavy equipment rentals in the lower mainland, from 1-ton mini excavators to 35+ ton excavators, meaning we can handle any excavation project, and excavate dirt, sand and gravel, and construction debris. Our professionally trained, certified operators have decades of experience operating heavy equipment for a variety of excavation jobs including city or municipality work. We can also take care of machine delivery, maintenance, and fuel, so that you can focus on all the other tasks that need to get done.

Excavating Services FAQ

What can you expect with Rent1 commercial and residential excavation service?

Rent1 excavating services span a wide range of tasks. We help homeowners with lawn and garden jobs, septic tank and septic system excavation, hauling sand and gravel, pipe replacement, pool excavation, and basement excavation. We help industrial and commercial clients with heavy equipment rentals, foundation excavation and excavation for foundation repairs, lot clearing, installing retaining walls, and municipal water and sewer jobs.

With Rent1 excavating services, our clients get access to the largest fleet of heavy equipment rentals to help with excavating, hauling, and excavation backfilling needs — and when you ask for excavation services you can take advantage of equipment rentals with operators. We provide easy online ordering, fast delivery, and will give you an estimated cost based on your description of the project you want to complete.


What kind of equipment can you provide for excavating services?

We have the largest fleet of excavators, skid steers, crawler loaders, track loaders, wheel loaders, mini excavators, front end loaders, utility vehicles, dump trucks, and more, at the guaranteed lowest rates. Visit to see our wide selection of heavy equipment rentals.

How do I know what kind of excavating equipment I need?

Often times, our clients need a bit of guidance from a Rent1 professional to decide what type of heavy equipment rental they require to get their excavation job completed efficiently and within their budget. Send us your project details and any spatial restrictions on your excavation site and we can help you decide which heavy duty equipment is best suited for the job.

How much notice do you need before beginning work?

We can usually begin work a few days after your first call or email, depending on equipment requirements. Email us or call in the details of your project, and a member of our team will contact you to begin setting up a quote and inform you of when we can begin the work.

What kind of excavating attachments are available?

At Rent1, we have a wide selection of breaker attachments, attachment rakes, hydraulic drivers, quick grapples, and more — if you need a specific heavy equipment attachment for your project, we’ve either got it in house or we can usually source it quickly.

What areas do you service?

We provide excavation services throughout the lower mainland in British Columbia, including excavating in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Delta, Langley, Surrey, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, along the sea-to-sky highway, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. Give us a call and we can arrange excavating services in your area.

How does Rent1 excavation service save me money?

Because we’re a heavy equipment rental company, we can offer construction equipment for excavation projects at the guaranteed lowest rates. If you call for excavation equipment and an operator, we can try to work out a quote that includes fuel charges as well.

How long does a residential excavation project take?

Project duration is always dependant on the size of the property and what equipment is required to complete the work. Small lawn and garden projects can usually be completed in a day. If you’re excavating a pool or a basement, it will take longer. Our crew will provide an estimate based on the size of the project.

What if I have spatial restrictions in my yard?

No problem. We have small excavators, skid steers, and track loaders that can fit between most standard fences. We also carry ditch witches that can dig trenches in extremely small spaces.

Will there be any unexpected damage to my property or yard?

No. We will take every measure possible to ensure your yard and property look spectacular when the job is finished. We have a large variety of tracked equipment that minimizes ground pressure so that grass, mud, and gravel remains unharmed.

Do I risk damaging underground utilities?

Before any excavation job can begin, you or your contractor must contact BC One Call (BC1C online or 1-800-474-6886) to check if it is safe to dig. BC One Call will provide maps with all underground utilities so that you can avoid damaging a sewer line, water line, or any electrical or underground cables.

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