Compact Excavator Advantages

The compact excavator or mini excavator has many advantages with very few disadvantages.  You will notice that we use the compact excavator for a great deal of the services we offer.

Here are some of the many projects that we tackle where the compact excavator is used.

  • Swimming Pool Removals
  • Grading & Drainage
  • Boulder and Outcropping Stone Walls
  • Electrical Trenching
  • Underground Utilities
  • Detention Pond Maintenance
  • Detention Ponds
  • Fish Ponds
  • Topsoil
  • Fill Dirt
  • Landscape Berms
  • Small Structure Demolition
  • Heating Oil Tank Removal
  • Concrete Removal
  • Driveway Removal
  • Debris Removal
  • Lot Clearing & Buckthorn Removal
  • Parking Lot Additions

A compact excavator is a large piece of equipment, driven by a qualified worker, that can be used for either digging or demolition. Because these excavators are smaller than other types of similar equipment, they are generally used for small to medium-sized projects.  These machines may not have the digging depth of their full-sized counterparts, but they bring superior capabilities to smaller digging operations in close quarters.

One of the biggest benefits of using a mini excavator is that it brings a lot of power to a small space. Even projects that don’t provide much room for large equipment, a mini excavator may be able to handle with ease. They have a small foot print but are very powerful and can manage even tough tasks.

There are two basic types of attachments that can be used with a compact excavator, those used for digging and those used for demolition. The type of attachment we use will depend on the project we are working on and some projects may require us to use a few different kinds of attachments.


Compact Excavator Advantages

 More versatility.  – Different attachments to accomplish a variety of tasks using one machine. For example, you could drill a hole with an auger, demolish concrete with a breaker or move concrete debris using a thumb.
Better maneuverability. – Features such as 360-degree turning, offset digging and reduced tail swing allow rented compact excavators to work productively in spaces where a full-sized excavator could not move.
Lower fuel expenses. – A compact excavator uses less fuel than larger excavating equipment does. You also can tow a compact excavator using smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Lighter footprint. – A rubber-tracked compact excavator can move over pavement without harming it. A compact excavator’s low ground pressure also minimizes damage to turf.
Less noise. – Compact excavators generate less noise than larger excavators, especially when moving across pavement or other hard surfaces.

Completing projects safely and efficiently is our number one priority. With good leadership and communication and using the best equipment for the job, you’ll end up with a great outcome every time. If you’re in the greater Denver or Chicago areas please contact us to discuss your compact excavator requirements.

Fiberglass Pool Removal

The location of this fiberglass pool removal job was in Huntley, Il.

This was an above ground salt water pool that had fallen into bad disrepair.

With the high water table, water was welling up underneath the pool ultimately leading to cracks in the middle.

This fiberglass pool was becoming a real hassle to maintain and the client wanted it removed.

We approached this fiberglass pool removal job with the same attention to detail that we approach all of our pool removal jobs.  One thing that did make this project stand out is that all the fill material was on site from when they excavated to put in the pool.

1. Call JULIE to do a utility locate prior to digging
2. Install plywood and/or wood chips to protect access path as needed
3. Pump out existing pool water and discharge to curb or on property
4. Safely disconnect and remove all pool utilities, gas and electric
5. Remove pool liner and dispose offsite
6. Break up and pulverize pool bottom into 10” recycled fractured concrete fill
8. Break up pool deck and pulverize pool deck into 10” minus recycled fractured concrete fill
9. Compact all fractured concrete in layers
10. Import fill, distribute and compact fill material
11. Import pulverized topsoil as needed
12. Grade entire disturbed area (all areas will be graded with positive drainage away from all structures)
13. Seed all disturbed areas with Kentucky Bluegrass mix with DS-75 Erosion Control (straw blanket)

This was a recent fiberglass pool removal and as a result we do not yet have photos to show how good the garden looks after the the removal exercise.

So if you live in the greater Denver or Chicago area and for whatever reason need your pool removed please make sure to contact us. Also make sure to visit our experience page to see some of our previous pool removal work.