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Bergen Excavating

Windows, stairs and shingles!

     February 10, 2015 0 Comments

It’s so awesome to go to the house and see multiple companies working all together to create this house. It was another busy day at the house with people in and out all day, progress being made. Does anything look different to you? The giant window is in from Humphrey Window and Door Store! The…

Driveway prep, stairs and more!

     February 3, 2015 0 Comments

It was a busy day at the house! Part of excavating (digging the hole for the house) includes proper grading of the entire property to make sure water doesn’t drain back into the foundation. Bergen Excavating was on site today delivering a load of base 32 fill to grade the driveway. Creating a compact slope at the…

Piles completed

     November 19, 2014 0 Comments

I promise I won’t play music when I blog anymore. I had my version of Shake It Off stuck in my head all day. I apologize if you still do. Once the holes were drilled by Bergen Excavating, Safrane Construction came in and filled them with cement and rebar. We weren’t on site when the concrete was poured, but…

Shake It Off!

     November 18, 2014 0 Comments

We caught Bergen and his crew (Bergen Excavating) on site drilling the piles for the garage grade beam. We missed out on this when they drilled the piles for the basement, so we were happy to catch all the action on camera this time around. They use a bobcat with a drill attachment to drill…

Sewer Connection

     November 11, 2014 0 Comments

Before the backfill could be completed around the entire foundation, Bergen Excavating  had to complete the sewer connection. The guys make a trench from the sewer pipe on the house and connect it to the city line at the street. Once the connection is made, gravel is poured on top, and then dirt. The gravel prevents…


     November 10, 2014 0 Comments

Once the floor cap was on the foundation, Bergen Excavation came in with a backhoe and completed the backfill. The cap on the foundation (floor truss system) and the increased strength of the foundation walls from the vertical rebar creates a locked system to support the weight of the dirt. Thousands of pounds of dirt are…