Excavation Services for

Basements in Central New York

We offer basement excavation for new builds and existing homes, blending our keen understanding of New York's challenging soils with 17+ years of local experience

Basement Excavation Services We Offer

Basements for New Home Builds

Building a new home and looking to maximise your living space with a warm and cozy basement? Our friendly team can help! With over 17 years experience we'll make the entire process a breeze, leaving you with the perfect beginning to a dry and safe space.

Basements for Existing Homes

Expanding your home with a new basement is a great way to add living space or even an extra suite. But, it's a delicate process that needs a steady hand. We have the experience and equipment to make sure the job is done accurately and safely.

Why Choose Our Team?

We know you have many choices when it comes to excavation for basements in Central New York. Here's a few reasons to consider our friendly team for your excavation needs


We've operated out of Syracuse for over 17 years and have moved thousands of tons of earth. From tricky loose sands to saturated dense clay our team has seen, and overcome, it all.


Life, work, and play, we do it all here in Central New York. Locally owned, locally operated, locally focused. We're not just your foundation contractor, we might even be your next door neighbor.


From first phone call to leaving your site, our aim is to deliver friendly service the whole way through. Because you shouldn't have to deal with gruff and grumpy contractors.


Your project matters to our team. It's why going the extra mile and finding solutions is in our blood. No half-measures or leaving before the job is done right, we're committed to your success.

What You Need to Know About Basement Excavation

An incorrectly-dug basement can lead to future water and structural problems...

  • There's much more that goes into digging a safe and healthy basement than simply moving dirt. Here in Central New York, our soil conditions range from loose sand all the way to dense, hard-packed clay. Each type of soil needs a different approach to excavation.

  • That's why cheaply-dug basements often suffer from water intrusion and foundation problems. A poor understanding of the soil results in drainage issues and collapsing material exerting pressure on your walls.

  • An experienced excavation contractor will understand how to work with our soils to dig a basement that is dry, warm, and safe. And while it can be tempting to try and save a little money with a cheap operator, that often results in spending more money later.

How Your Basement Excavation Works

Not sure what goes into having a basement excavated? You're not alone! That's why we make the entire process simple and streamlined for you

  • 1

    Consultation & Assessment

    Your new basement starts with a friendly consult with our team to help us understand your project and needs. We'll explain all the steps along the way so you know exactly what to expect.

  • 2

    Planning & Preparation

    Once we know your needs, we'll create a clear plan on how to meet them. Everything is communicated to you before we do it, so you never feel out of the loop.

  • 3

    Work Time!

    On the day we're scheduled to perform the work, our crews will show up on-time and ready to go. Excavation might sound messy, but our experienced operators are dedicated to keeping your site clean and leaving nothing behind except an outstanding result.


"I chose CDP Excavating Services based on its ratings and am happy to provide my own review now. Jason, Greg, and the CDP crew performed well above my expectations. The price for the work was very reasonable, and they did a lot of hard work!"

Meg R. | Syracuse, NY

Let's Get Your Basement Project Started

Common Questions About Excavation for Basements in New York

Questions about excavation work for your basement project? We have answers below! Don't see your question? Get in touch and we'll be happy to help

Can I dig my own basement by renting equipment?

You can, but we don't recommend it for a few reasons. Excavating a basement is more than digging a hole. You need to understand how to properly work with the soil to ensure proper drainage and structural integrity. Missing those elements can lead to serious future issues.

Could I turn my crawlspace into a full basement?

In many cases, yes! We can excavate basements under existing homes, however it is naturally more work than a basement for a new home. That's because there's many steps involved and it's a delicate project. But, for the right situation, it can be a great way to expand living space.

Do I need to do any preparation before you visit?

Depending on the conditions on your site, you may need to move certain obstructions so we can safely navigate. We'll perform a site visit prior to beginning work which identifies any preparation you may need to do. In most cases, it's very minor and easy!

How deep are you able to excavate?

Our equipment is able to excavate as deep as your basement needs to go. Most basements are anywhere from 6 to 10 feet below ground level, a depth which our machines can easily reach. During consultation we'll determine which equipment is right for your project.

What happens if you find underground lines or pipes?

Before we do any excavation work our team checks for the locations of underground utilities. However, there are times where a utility may not be marked on drawings. If we discover any unmarked infrastructure, we'll immediately stop to resolve the situation before continuing.

How can I get a price quote for my project?

It's easy, simply get in touch with us using the contact form below! Describe your project and our team will get in touch with you to determine your needs. You'll receive a clear quote that details work to be done and the cost. We pride ourselves on accurate and honest quotes.

Get In Touch With Us

Need an estimate or have questions about excavation services for basements in Central New York? We're here to help you, use the contact form or information below to connect with our friendly team. 

Contact Info

(315) 430-0048moc.gnitavacxepdc%40olleh


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Areas That CDP Excavating Serves in Central New York

Albion, Amboy, Baldwinsville, Boylston, Camillus, Central Square, Cicero, Clay, Cleveland, Constantia, DeWitt, Fabius, Fulton, Geddes, Granby, Hannibal, Hastings, Lacona, Lafayette, Lysander, Manlius, Marcellus, Mexico, Minetto, New Haven, Onondaga, Orwell, Oswego, Otisco, Palermo, Parish, Phoenix, Pompey, Pulaski, Redfield, Richland, Salina, Sandy Creek, Schroeppel, Scriba, Skaneateles, Stafford, Tully, Vanburen, Volney, West Monroe, Williamstown