Excavating is the digging or making of a hole in the earth. Typically excavation is one part of a larger project. Heavy equipment like backhoes and bulldozers are used to perform tasks such as grading, site preperation, and trenching. An excavating project may also consist of demolition, site clearing, and laser grading. Excavating contractors may be sought out for new home construction projects, the addition of a swimming pool, septic system installation and more. When choosing a contractor for your next project make sure they are licensed, bonded, and insured.