Excavation Services for

Concrete Preparation in Central New York

Planning to pour concrete? Put it on perfect ground. We provide excavation services for concrete footings, pads, blocks, driveways, and more 

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Making The Way For Your Concrete

Give your concrete the longest life possible by ensuring it's poured onto properly-prepared ground

Concrete will only be as good as the ground it's sitting on (or in!) If the surface isn't graded accurately or well-drained, the result will be long-term problems for your investment. That's why it's so important you work with an experienced excavation contractor who has the know-how and the equipment to make a firm base for your concrete project.

What We'll Do For You




    Earth Levelling & Grading


    Pad Excavation


    Driveway Clearing & Prep


    Improving Site Drainage


    Clean Fill

What To Know About Excavation For Concrete Preparation

You want to get the most out of your concrete investment, here's a few things you should know about preparing a site for concrete

  • A Good Base Is Critical

    They say preparation is 90% of success, and we'd agree! If you want to enjoy years of use from your concrete, it's critical you prepare a perfect base for it. That means grading the land, mitigating water, and knowing your soil conditions.

  • Understand Your Soil

    Dirt is a lot more than just, you know, dirt. There's a million complex compounds that changes how it reacts to excavation. Avoiding future problems with your concrete means understanding how to work with your specific soil.

  • Level For Success

    If you're pouring a concrete pad, the grade of the ground is key. Specifically, you want a flat surface to create a perfectly level base for the concrete. This ensures your concrete pad will be resistant to damage and enjoy a long life.

  • Watch Out For Water

    Excess ground water can cause problems for concrete curing, so you need to ensure your site is well-drained and won't pool water around your brand-new concrete. You may even need to re-shape the landscape to drain water away.

Why Choose Our Team?

We know you have many choices when it comes to concrete preparation 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.

How Your Concrete Preparation Excavation Works

Not sure what goes into having your site prepared for concrete? You're not alone! That's why we make the entire process simple and streamlined for you

  • 1

    Consultation & Assessment

    Your concrete preparation project starts with a friendly consult to help us understand your 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 Concrete Preparation Project Started

Common Questions About Concrete Preparation in New York

Questions about concrete prep? We have answers below! Don't see your question? Get in touch and we'll be happy to help

What kinds of concrete projects can you prep for?

Practically all of them! Foundation footings, pads, blocks, columns, walkways, stairs, you name it. Every great concrete project starts with expert and accurate preparation of the ground. If you'd like to ask about your specific concrete project, please get in touch!

What kind of septic systems do you provide excavation for?

Any kind! Chamber, drip, aerobic, mound, and beyond, we have the experience and equipment to deliver a phenomenal result to you. Each type of septic system needs a different strategy for excavation, so working with an expert contractor is key for success.

Why is proper excavation for septic systems so important?

The soils here in Central New York are extremely challenging, with many areas seeing a high water table. If your septic system is not properly excavated, it can lead to issues like your septic tank shifting or improper drainage in your field. These can be costly fixes later on.

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!

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 concrete preparation 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