Limited time offer: 8 hours operator with mini excavator or loader Penrith area $650
Not all insurance is created equal. DS Diggers are fully insured for all work we undertake. Insurance may only cover to a certain depth, it may or may not cover the effects of vibration, it may have other limitations. If you are concerned ask for more information when receiving a quote for excavating work. If your contractor is not qualified or licensed for the specific work being conducted insurance may also be invalid.
Darren is a licensed excavation supervisor and DS Diggers are a licensed excavation contractor. Darren and Trudy have both completed their Certificate III Civil Construction - Plant Operations which includes Underground Service Location training. Being licensed excavators also means DS Diggers are legally able to complete structural excavations. DS Diggers work closely with a licensed builder where required. Please ensure any operator is legally able to conduct the work you require. If not legally qualified, insurance will likely be invalid. Please see NSW Department of Fair Trading website for more information regarding qualifications for excavation work.
Our mini excavator has contracting tracks that reduce to 750mm wide and can therefore access through a space 780mm wide. The rollover protection folds down so through a house or garage is not out of the question! Our mini loader can fit through a space 960mm wide. Darren has constructed ramps and used protective substances to access via steps or more delicate surfaces. He is aware of the weight of our machines and possible effects and will discuss this with you.
DS Diggers have a variety of bucket attachments suitable for trenching, levelling, carrying etc. We also have an auger for Post holes at various sizes. We do not currently have a rock breaker as we assess demand but please enquire as we can hire this attachment.
DS Diggers have a small tipper ideal for access in newer estates and we have access to a larger tipper. We have the latest underground service locating equipment to ensure confidence when digging that your services will not be hit. We use the latest laser levelling equipment. We also have a compactor for surface preparation where required.
We offer fixed labour rates and machine costs. For example our current special is $350/4 hours or $650/8 hours with machine, attachments and operator including GST and insurance. We will discount for jobs that go over 2 or more days.
We will separate any costs that may vary, such as tipping costs. Tip fees charged at cost. The waste facilities charge based on weight and also what is included in the waste, clean fill is a lot cheaper than construction rubbish. Wherever possible we will make any suggestions that could save you tip fees such as reusing clean fill on site.
Any possible variations to the estimated times such as hitting rock, tree roots or unclean fill will be discussed as the job progresses so there are no surprises at the end. Most jobs can proceed even if rock is hit however it can extend the time required to complete the job. We quote on an estimated hourly basis, we cover minor blow outs however we will amend the quoted price if unforeseen site conditions cause significant time delays of a few hours or more.
As we do not have a rock breaker please advise if rock is expected so we can prepare accordingly. Please also note we do not deal with asbestos or dangerous substances this would require an expert to be brought in.