How much does excavation cost?

Prices fluctuate depending on where you live, but the cost of an excavation project is generally determined by the number of cubic yards of dirt a contractor will need to move. On average, the price of a small machine and operator is $125 per hour, while a midsize machine and operator will cost around $200 […]

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When should you hire an excavation company?

If you choose a contracting team too hastily, you can end up in worse shape than you were in originally, and that decision can lead to a negative impact on your property, finances and the safety of you and your employees. You can read more about our excavation procedure and the tools used in our […]

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What can excavation companies do for you?

Excavation companies like Colonial Excavating have the necessary experience and familiarity with the tools and equipment to complete any excavation-related task, such as building a new business or adding an extension to your home. There are many projects that will require a need for excavation, and professionals are the best route to take considering the […]

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How much does it cost to run a sewer line?

Depending on the extent of the damage, the main sewer line replacement can cost between $3,000 and $25,000. Companies will break this rate down, charging between $50 and $250 by the foot. The actual rate you pay will depend on your sewer line’s length, the type of plumbing you use and how it is placed […]

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How to divert rainwater away from my house?

Some non-construction-related options you can take to help divert rainwater are to make sure your gutters are clear, extend your downspouts, build a rain garden or add compost to your property. If you choose to extend your downspouts you can use aluminum extensions, splash blocks, a buried drain pipe or drain sleeves. Taking precautions, whether […]

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How do I get rid of standing water in my yard?

Sometimes if the ground of your home is not properly cleared, or prepped for the soil type, it can lead to serious foundation issues. One of the common issues homeowners experience is standing water in their yard. Professional excavators like those at Colonial excavating can help re-grade your yard or add a drainage system. Contact […]

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Where can I buy firewood locally?

Colonial Excavating provides firewood processing, splitting and delivery services throughout the Capital District all year long, including Clifton Park, Albany, Ballston, Saratoga Springs, Colonie, Corinth, Glens Falls and Greenfield, NY. You can contact us today for more information on our services! Last Updated Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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How do I identify split firewood?

There are a few ways to try and identify already split firewood. To start, the most common types of firewood in North America are pine, oak, sycamore, elm, cherry, maple, hickory and ash. With these in mind, when you check the firewood you should look for leftover bark, leaves, color and end grain. Wood types […]

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What firewood burns the longest?

It is true that different types of wood will burn hotter and longer than others and hardwood trees will generally produce the highest quality firewood. The most popular hardwood firewood options are oak, hickory, maple, ash, cherry, and walnut. If you can get your hands on a cord of any of these options, you will […]

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How long does it take to dry split firewood?

Here at Colonial Excavating, we dry our seasoned firewood for at least six months. Depending on how green the firewood is, it may take a few months longer but signs to look out for that your wood is properly seasoned is when you notice the firewood looks grayer, shows cracking and is lighter. Last Updated […]

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