Earthwork, Excavation, & Grading

Erosion Control | Site Clearing & Demolition | Overlot & Rough Grading | Over Excavation | Import and Export of Site Material

High-Quality Earthmoving Services for Commercial and Residential Properties

At Premier Services Inc, we have been serving the metro Denver, Colorado area since January of 2000 and provide customers with rock excavation, grading, and earthmoving services. In fact, we initially started out completing dirt excavation work for our customers, and as the years progressed, we expanded our line of services to include snow removal and ice control.  Through our experiences solving a variety of problems, we’ve streamlined our processes and offer customers cost-effective, high-quality service.

Our earthmoving services cover erosion control, site clearing and demolition, overlot and rough grading, over excavation, and importing/exporting site materials. You can rely on us to carry out these projects in a professional manner and to give you a realistic estimate of the total costs of the project.

Over Excavation

We will be able to take care of your over excavation needs. Excavation is where a lot of our time is spent using powerful equipment to move large amounts of earth around. When we take on a new commercial project, we use rock excavation to remove boulders and large rocks. As a property owner, it is important for you to check out the conditions of the subsurface soil to see if there’s any rock underneath. If there’s rock found, it means the costs of building a new property can significantly increase.

We will test the soil and bore through the ground to analyze the soil to determine if there are any rock particles and then come up with an estimate of what the total costs will be to remove the rock. Depending on the rock type and other conditions underneath the surface, rock excavation jobs can cost between $5 to $35 per cubic yard. The costs can vary depending on the rock excavation technique used. 

There are many other components to a successful site excavation, which we cover in the next sections. Site clearance, demolition, grading, and importing and exporting site material are all important components to site excavation projects.

Site Clearing and Demolition Services

Our site clearing and demolition process works for just about any large property like a school, a shopping center, a coffee shop, and just about anything else on this scale. Before we can get started on preparing the area for site clearing and demolition, we want to talk about how we secure commercial job bids.  The process goes like this:

1. Get Job Invitations

The office engineer gets invitations to bid commercial jobs from different construction companies and contractors.

2. Win Job Bids

Premier Services wins the job bid and will carry out our earthwork activities. Often, we will perform site utilities jobs simultaneously.

3. Commercial Property Preparation

We take the time to prepare the property for erosion control, grading work, and wet utilities installation

We take the process very seriously and focus a lot of our time on carrying out proper prep work and blueprint formation before starting our schedule for these projects.  Here is more detail on what we do when we need to create a new engineering project.

The Site Clearing Process in More Detail

Any competent contractor understands how crucial site preparation is for successful project completion and a smooth site clearing process. It is a must-have for all the engineers involved. Trying to execute a project plan on an uncleared site will result in total failure and unwanted property damage  Site preparation generally refers to anything involving the proper coordination of a project. It can include the following:

Zoning restrictions

Soil testing

Soil clearing

Site plan designs

Environmental impact analyses

Site clearing is usually the first step to any site preparation and consists of clearing the area of any trees, old buildings, and removing anything which could pose as a roadblock for the project’s progress.  Demolition also plays a part in being able to clear the site properly, and here is more information on how this works at Premier Services.

Demolition Processes, Tools, and Techniques

Many misconceptions about what exactly demolition exist among the public. One of these misconceptions revolves around the notion all contractors do when they carry out demolition on a site is blow the whole place up. We’re here to tell you nothing could be further from the truth.

In reality, demolition is a much more sophisticated process, and we use all kinds of equipment for clearing older structures and eventually recycling much of what is perceived as “waste.” We offer commercial demolition services, which relates to clearing hotels, shopping centers, and office buildings.

There are many tools used in the process of demolishing building structures in commercial demolition. Some of these tools include:

Wrecking Balls


Hydraulic Hammers

Excavator Shearing Equipment

Additionally, there are also different demolition methods available at our disposal. This includes:


Trenching refers to the process of creating a trench or depression in the surface and then inserting pipes or other materials.


The tool of choice in ripping is the bulldozer and a hydraulic arm attached to the back of the vehicle to help break up the surface area.


Hammering is usually suitable for smaller projects and involves using a jackhammer to break the rocks. Hydraulic hammers attached to excavating equipment can perform the same task with many larger-scale projects.

Hammering is usually suitable for smaller projects and involves using a jackhammer to break the rocks. Hydraulic hammers attached to excavating equipment can perform the same task with many larger-scale projects.

All our site demolition projects are safe and follow the latest in OSHA Construction Industry Standards. From the beginning, we create a blueprint for the rest of the project and stick with it, all to make sure everything is completed on time and budget.

Land Grading

Grading your land or property means removing dirt from a higher point to a lower point. Land grading is also called “cut and fill” grading or land leveling. In each case, the purpose remains the same. We use grading to lay out the soil foundation for a new building, parking lot, or home and to prevent the area against erosion caused by the reduction of quality in the soil by a lack of soil quality management measures.

We also do rough grading around the properties we work with. Rough grading occurs after creating the foundation for a new building. This is where we use backfilling to place the soil back into a foundation or trench. We are careful to make sure all the debris from the area is removed.

Only the best materials are used in the backfilling process, and we do all we can to lower the pressure on the foundation of the site.

Backfill & Compaction

It’s important to reuse as much excavated material as possible into creating new commercial property sites. Usually, backfilling and excavation is done at the same time, so more of the work is finished before the deadline. We will use any one of these tools to help with the backfill process:

physical labor



We also make sure our backfilling meets several standards:

Mixing the soil with enough water before constructing a new road

Checking the soil for the right volume and density

Getting a soil sample approved before finishing backfilling and compaction work

Creating 15 cm to 20 cm backfilling layers each at a time

Removing all debris from the perimeter of the foundation

Checking the soil surrounding the property and the slope the rough grade created

Compaction is a way to make the soil more resistant to pressure caused by moving cars on the road. When we change the density and composition of the soil, we also add more protection against roadway icing in winter months. These are all very good reasons you need a construction contractor like us to figure out all of this for you and help you save a lot of frustration and confusion.

Erosion Control

Erosion is a common problem many commercial construction contractors face every time they undertake a new project. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, erosion causes nearly one billion tons of topsoil to disappear, resulting in damage and clogging to surrounding property waterways. Erosion will cause many problems, but the two most significant effects on the environment are:


Off-site nutrient pollution in nearby water sources. It’s a type of water pollution that changes the water composition and therefore negatively impacting the health of the surrounding wildlife who depend on the water to live.


Erosion also causes excessive amounts of sediment and turn clean waterways into muddy areas to the point where animals living in such a habitat find it harder to find their prey and get the nutrients they need.

Our way of grading prevents these problems from happening, and you can have a greater peace of mind knowing we’re taking the most precautions to prevent erosion. Good erosion protection from a qualified contractor is the result of the contractor taking the following into consideration:


How much of the area can be worked on without causing excess sediment buildup to form?


Should we use silt fencing or straw wattles to slow the movement of water down?


What does the movement of water look like?


Is the area the right size to use plastic sheeting as erosion protection?

There are many other questions to consider when we work on a new project, and the answers aren’t always set in stone either. It all depends on the size and area of the site and what the topography of the area looks like. We are experts at erosion control and provide the following:

Silt fencing

Inlet protection at preexisting site structures

Rock bags at curbs

Dust control watering

When you choose us for your commercial project, you will receive a comprehensive suite of erosion control solutions for some of the biggest jobs.

Get an Earthmoving Service Estimate from Premier Services

We are a certified DBE and SBE company and want to help you find the right earthmoving service solution for your commercially-owned property. Please contact our office at (720)-851-6464 for a free estimate, and we will be in touch with you soon.