Our excavating contractors don’t dig archaeological sites to uncover ancient civilizations. Yet, they do help build bridges, remove sediment from ponds, and dig basements. We also offer other types of excavation to prepare your site for construction.

Contact our experienced contractors today if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding our excavation services in Bainbridge, IN. Continue reading to learn about the types of materials we excavate. We’ll also tell you the most common reasons people need our excavating services.

Excavation Types

Types of Materials

  • Topsoil
  • Earth
  • Rock
  • Muck
  • Unclassified


Topsoil is the first few inches of earth from the surface that includes vegetation and soil. Our excavating contractors usually remove topsoil because it has a high moisture content. Topsoil is also compressible, which means you can’t build until it’s removed. By digging, we’re able to get to the surface of the earth that’s drier and easier to handle. You’ll need to remove topsoil to build, pave, or otherwise change the landscape.


Earth is the layer between topsoil and rock. Our excavating contractors may need to remove earth for foundations and drainage ditches. Call us today if you’re interested in foundation excavation.


The word “rocks” also refers to boulders. These boulders are too heavy to move with traditional excavation methods. Depending on your project, you may have no choice but to drill and blast through rocks.


Muck is soil with a high water content, like what you’d find at the bottom of a marsh. The higher the water content, the looser the consistency. Since you need a stable foundation to build, we’ll be more than happy to remove muck from your site. Call our excavating contractors in Bainbridge, MI today!

You can’t use muck for embankments unless it’s stabilized. One way of doing this is by spreading muck out over an open area for the excess water to evaporate. You may also try adding another material to stabilize excavated muck. Our excavating contractors can help you find the best solution for your project.


Unclassified material is any combination of topsoil, earth, rock, and muck.


Cut and Fill Excavation

We can cut and strip away material if you need it for embankments or to raise the elevation in certain spots. Likewise, we can also use cut and fill excavation to level the land.

Trench Excavation

A trench is much longer than it is deep. The deepest trenches are more than 6 meters deep.

Basement Excavation

We can excavate basements that are either partially or fully underground. The deeper the basement, the more expensive it’ll be to excavate.

Road Excavation

Asphalt and concrete roads both need solid foundations. Otherwise, they will start to crack and pothole almost immediately. We can remove undesirable materials so you have the best foundation for paving.

Bridge Excavation

You’ll need a stable foundation before constructing a bridge. To do this, our excavating contractors may need to remove undesirable materials. A bridge is only as strong as its foundation.


We use mechanical dredging to scoop up muck and silt from bodies of water. Our dredging contractors often get called to increase the depths of waterways. That way, boats are able to pass through and enter harbors.

Over Excavation

We may need to dig deeper than what is necessary for a basement to remove muck or unclassified materials. After over excavation, you’ll be able to build a strong foundation on firm ground.

Hire Our Excavating Contractors

Did we miss anything? If you need a specific type of excavation not listed here, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our excavating contractors will be more than happy to give you a quote for your project.

Our excavating contractors in Bainbridge, IN work hard to earn your business. To request a quote, call McCullough Excavating & Silt Removal at (765) 386-6514.