Next Generation Earthwork Services
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Willhite Grading & Excavation Inc. looks forward to earning your trust and working toward common goals while always keeping safety, budget, efficiency along with environmental concerns at the forefront of all operations.
Quality You Can Count On
Willhite Grading offers dependable service for your dream home or upcoming renovation project.
A Trusted Name in Construction
Michael Willhite has been serving California coastal communities for over sixteen years.
"Mr. Willhite has been a consistently reliable, affordable and quality subcontractor for my firm’s customers for many years. "
Peter Kavoian, Kavoian and Associates, Professional Design and Architecture Firm
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do Estimates Work?
Construction cost estimating is difficult work and no matter what type of construction is involved it’s still a pain. I feel estimating earthwork is the hardest of all. Why? Two reasons come to mind. First, excavation has more variables and unknowns. You never know what’s down there until you start digging. Second, you have to rely on info from many different sources and some may not be accurate.
Do you operate a safe working environment?
People who work in the excavation industry know how potentially dangerous and devastating a trench line collapse could be. In fact excavation work has a 112% higher fatality rate than general construction. This is why trenching & shoring standards must be met for all excavations deeper than 4 ft. This is actually required by law.
Can you help with erosion control?
By carefully delineating the area that will be disturbed by grading or earthwork activities, you can greatly reduce the potential for soil erosion. Installing silt fencing to act as a buffer between area to be graded and area not to be disturbed is one of the easiest and most cost effective solutions and is usually required. Hay bales can also be used.
What can be done for drainage and flood prevention?
All surface areas should provide sufficient surface slopes & proper sub “underground” drainage and/or preferably both. This is done so water will not stand anywhere and the ground will rapidly dry and soil will firm. Special care may be required to sub-drain any soil touching basement walls, retaining walls and floors.