Excavation Services

Get your project off the ground in the best way possible.

Every great building project begins with excavation and if it doesn’t go well, you pay for it the whole way through. We’re here to help. With a full range of services, versatile equipment and dependable crew, we’ll get the job done right and give your project the best start.

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Excavation services
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Fully Equipped Team

Avoid unnecessary mistakes and frustrating project delays.

Efficient work is key to every successful construction project. There’s nothing worse than slow starts and mistakes that lead to delays. You need crews that are flexible to your schedule and capable of handling every task the project calls for. It’s why we offer a full fleet of equipment, 2D grading systems and rotating tilt buckets. Whether it’s a small job in a tight space or something bigger that requires more power, we’re well-equipped to handle it all, accurately and efficiently. We’ll also use our wide range of resources to be flexible with our start dates so you can start excavation exactly when you need to.

Professional Workmanship

Build on a solid foundation everytime.

Your clients have high expectations for their home so you should have high standards for subcontractors you work with. Especially when it comes to underground construction. You can’t afford to come back and fix mistakes here. At Pelican, we take pride in doing the work right and never cutting corners, even if most people will never see it. Our fully trained team only uses trusted materials and completes every job according to local safety standards and industry best practices. All to ensure exacting standards that you can trust, long after we’re done.

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Open Communication

Enjoy working with a personable and helpful excavation team.

With so many moving pieces to manage, your subcontractors should go the extra mile to make your life easier, not harder. At Pelican, we begin each project with a clear game plan and accurate estimates so you’ll know exactly what work we’re going to do, right from the start. From there, you can count on us to communicate openly and respectfully with you and your clients while cooperating with the other trades. We take pride in leaving the site in the best condition for the work that follows us and representing you well to your clients every step of the way. Trust us to get your project out of the ground so you can focus on the rest of your build with confidence.

Our Services

Check all your boxes with just one call.

Stop worrying about who you’re going to trust to start your project. With a full offering of excavation services you can depend on, we've got you covered.

Our services include:

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Foundation excavation

Get your build out of the ground with footing excavation, backfill and proper compaction

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Site grading

2D grading control by experienced operators, topsoil stripping, cut and fill grading and swales

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Site services

Water service, stormwater service and sanitary service


Driveway installation

Give your site long-lasting infrastructure with mixed aggregates and proper packing methods

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Ensure your site has proper drainage with erosion control, drainage swales, culvert installations, mud mat installation and rain collection systems

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Septic systems

Available for both residential and commercial properties

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General excavation

Site restoration, site preparation and stump removal


Pelican Promise.

By nature, construction work may be messy but that doesn't mean your experience needs to be. We're committed to easing your pain and making the process simple for you. Here’s what you can expect from our team:

We’ll keep everything clean.

Our crews are mindful of the noise and mud that are part of construction and we promise to do everything we can to minimize mess and disruption for you and your neighbours.

We’ll keep you in the loop.

When it comes to construction projects, no one likes surprises. We promise to take proactive steps to make things as predictable as possible.

We’ll do what we say we’re going to do.

Working on your home and property is a responsibility we take seriously. We promise to do what we say we’re going to do and complete our work to exacting standards.

We’ll be easy to work with.

We’re proud to employ a personable, knowledgeable and fully trained team of professionals. We promise to arrive on time and face each day with enthusiasm and gratitude for our work.

How it works

Get your build off to the best start.

Projects run smoother with dependable subcontractors at your side. Adding Pelican to that lineup is easy. Here’s all it takes:


Approve your estimates

We’ll review project details and provide you with accurate estimates.


Schedule the crew

We’ll confirm a start date and our team will get to work.


Review the work

Together we’ll do a site walk-through to make sure everything is done exactly as you expected.

Let's Get Started

Let’s get your project rolling!

Email your project details to us at tyler@pelicanex.ca or complete the form below and we’ll be in touch very soon.

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Read about our clients’ experiences in their own words

“Tyler assured me that the team knew what they were doing and his price was right! And he was right. Very happy with his guys. Real gentlemen and hard workers, looking out for the customer over profit.”

“Every day the guys would discuss their plans for the day and didn’t mind explaining the process to me so I could understand. They took their time to ensure I was satisfied each day.”

“All encompassing. Had all the major trades I needed.”

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Serving Guelph and the surrounding region.

From our home base in Guelph, Ontario we’re proud to serve the surrounding areas including Kitchener, Cambridge, Hamilton, Fergus, Milton, Georgetown, Brantford and Erin.