Real Estate Glossary

What is Excavation?

Excavation is the process of digging or removing soil, rock, or other materials from a site. It is often done in preparation for construction, such as for building foundations, trenches for utilities, or for grading and leveling land. Excavation can also be done for other purposes, such as for mining or for archaeological research. Excavation can be done by hand or with heavy equipment, such as bulldozers and excavators. It's important to consider the geotechnical, safety and environmental factors when doing excavation.