Site Preparation, Excavation, and Earthworks on time and on budget

GDM Construction’s large and expanding fleet of heavy-duty machinery allows GDM to take on a variety of site preparation and earthwork projects. GDM Construction has completed many projects in the Lower Mainland for municipal, residential, and industrial clients. Our services include Land Clearing and Development, Bulk Excavation and Land Fill, Slope and Grading of Land, Erosion & Sediment Control. No project is too complex for the talented team at GDM – we pride ourselves on solving complex problems safely and bringing value to every project we complete.

Land Clearing and Development

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After the site assessment, our crew will obtain the necessary permits and start clearing the site. The land will be leveled or sloped according to the project’s specifications, ensuring adequate drainage, preventing water pooling and potential flooding. Once grading is complete, you can proceed with landscaping or other construction activities as planned.

Vegetation Removal

Removing trees, shrubs, grass, and other natural growth from the land opens up valuable space for construction and the expansion of essential infrastructure. This may encompass a combination of skilled manual labor, precise tree cutting, and the strategic deployment of robust machinery to ensure efficient results.


Earthworks are activities that go beyond the mere groundwork. GDM construction excavates the land to lay the foundation for upcoming structures. Additionally, earthworks involve strategic filling, which entails the precise deposition of soil and materials to create an ideal terrain for construction. The goal is to create a sturdy foundation that provides unwavering support to the intended structures. Landscape is carefully adjusted during this process for a seamless integration of the new construction into the existing environment.

Planning & Post-Development Maintenance

GDM construction will review detailed plans and designs for the site, ensuring compliance with regulations and the intended purpose. Additionally, GDM will provide insights into potential cost efficiencies during the review process. Regular maintenance after the development is also completed to keep the infrastructure and surroundings functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Bulk Excavation and Land Fill

Bulk Excavation

Bulk excavation involves the removal of large quantities of soil, rocks, and other materials from the site to shape the desired topography or accommodate construction requirements. This process is vital for ground leveling or crafting subterranean structures. Our team ensures that each step is meticulously executed, resulting in projects that stand on a foundation of excellence.

Land Fill

Landfilling is the opposite of excavation; it involves adding soil or other materials to raise the level of the land. This is often done to level uneven terrain or elevate the ground to avoid flooding in low-lying areas.

Engineering and Grading

GDM Construction will work closely with the property owner’s engineer, ensuring the process is efficient, safe and environmentally responsible. Grading ensures the proper slope for water runoff management, preventing the accumulation of water within the landfill that can generate leachate. Especially with how much rain the lower mainland receives, this step must be done carefully.

Safety Considerations

Safety measures, such as shoring and bracing, are put in place to prevent accidents and maintain the stability of the excavation site. At GDM we have an unwavering commitment to safe practices and every project is executed with the highest standard of safety protocols and practices.

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Slope and Grading of Land, Erosion & Sediment Control

Our service focuses on managing the slope and grading of land to control erosion and sediment runoff. It is particularly crucial in hilly or sloping terrains where proper erosion and sediment control can prevent environmental damage and maintain the stability of the site.

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Slope Management

Our experienced team will ensuring that the slopes on the site are properly engineered and stabilized to prevent landslides, erosion, and soil instability.

Erosion Control

Implementing measures such as retaining walls, terracing, and vegetation to prevent erosion and stabilize the soil.

Sediment Control

Implementing sediment control measures involves deploying devices and practices aimed at effectively containing and filtering sediment runoff, safeguarding the integrity of nearby water bodies from potential pollution

Stormwater Management

Designing stormwater management systems that direct rainwater away from vulnerable areas and reduce erosion potential.

Why choose GDM Construction for your Site Preparation, Excavation, and Earthworks Projects

We work closely with our clients to ensure that their site is properly prepared for construction or development. Our team of professionals will assess the site and develop a customized plan that takes into account the unique characteristics of the site and the specific needs of the client.

Our team is highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of earthworks and site preparation, including excavation, grading, and compaction. We follow all safety guidelines and regulations, ensuring that the work is carried out safely and efficiently. No project is too complex for the talented team at GDM – we pride ourselves on solving complex problems safely and bringing value to every project we complete. GDM Construction has completed many projects in the Lower Mainland for municipal, residential, and industrial clients.

See what our customers are saying about our Site Preparation, Excavation, and Earthworks services

Trevor Henderson

I hired GDM Construction to do some site prep work for me before building a development property. They were a pleasure to work with because they completed everything on the discussed timeline and budget. The team’s strong work ethic was evident throughout, and I would be more than happy to collaborate with them again in the future.

Duke Varnham

I had the pleasure of collaborating with GDM Construction for a bulk excavation project on my property. Their exceptional communication skills and consistent updates kept me fully informed and engaged throughout the process. The professionalism and transparency displayed by their team truly set them apart. It’s reassuring to know that GDM Construction values clear communication as much as they do delivering quality work.

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Contact us today to learn more about our earthworks and site preparation services and how we can help you prepare your site for a successful construction or development project.

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