Our Experience

We have developed a strong reputation in excavation and continually welcome challenges that inspire our expertise. We are a diverse company that has the ability to adapt to different-sized excavation projects from large earthwork grading to stockpile removals and more.

Over time, we have earned a solid reputation for timely and professional service. We take our job very seriously and handle our work with efficiency and integrity. At Deford, we can handle excavation projects including earthwork grading and stockpile removals. We specialize in excavation services such as hydrocarbons and metal remediation. You can count on us for arterial road, building and parking lot removal projects as well.

DeFord Contracting. Doing the work. Since 1967.

Excavation Services in the Edmonton area

Excavation Services

Earthwork Grading - Excavation

The strength of above-ground structures lies squarely on the shoulders of its initial foundation. A poorly constructed foundation poses a serious threat. DeFord started its work in excavation back in 1967. We have the fleet, workforce and experience to get even the most challenging excavation projects done safely and correctly.

In addition to providing superior surface work, our work includes rebuilding vital infrastructure beneath the ground. Through the installation of roadways, walkways, bike lanes, and restored green spaces, we seek to provide environmental protection and the construction of better and safer places for us all to live, work and play.

Earthwork Grading - Material Import/Export

With our extensive line of excavators, backhoe loaders, bulldozers, skid-steer loaders, motor graders, crawler loaders, and scrapers, DeFord Contracting has the tools, experience and humanpower needed to tackle construction projects of any size. Our expertise in earthwork hauling and transportation makes us the ideal choice for material import and export at your next jobsite.

For over half a century, we have been building the places that you live, work. and play.

Earthwork Grading - Stripping

Removing different layers of soil, clay and other substrates to achieve a precise, graded surface is critical to site preparation. DeFord has its roots in earthwork grading, starting in the industry in 1967. Since then, we have become a leader in the Edmonton area for many types of earthwork grading services.

Whether the need for earth stripping is by municipalities, businesses, or large-scale projects, think DeFord Contracting.

Stockpile Removal

Excavated topsoil is used to create soil stockpiles during the construction of structures or infrastructure, and they are regarded as a valuable resource in both construction and ecology. Following the dismantling of construction infrastructure, soil can be stockpiled for eventual use in landscaping or rehabilitation of the region. The findings of soil testing may occasionally reveal that it is contaminated, in which case it must be securely removed and disposed of.

DeFord Contracting can manage stockpile removal jobs of any size with our fleet of reliable equipment and decades of experience in the industry.

Road and Parking Lot Removal

The harsh environment of northern Alberta takes its toll on our roadways, shortening the lifespan of these surfaces and requiring intensive rehabilitation or eventual removal and replacement. Regardless of your project's requirements, trust DeFord Contracting to complete the job with our industry-leading experience and know-how.

We have been working in the road surface construction industry since 1967 and have worked for countless municipalities and businesses small and large, including the areas of Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Beaumont, Gibbons, Ardrossan, Nisku, Leduc, Acheson, Fort Saskatchewan, Millet, New Sarepta, Devon, and Namao.

Parkade and Beam Extraction

When a parkade has outlived its usefulness, you need to rely on a reputable, trustworthy construction company that can safely remove the structure in an efficient manner. DeFord Contracting is well equipped to handle parkade and beam extraction projects of varying sizes with the utmost attention to care and detail.

DeFord Contracting. Doing the work. Since 1967.

Storm Pond Excavation

Flooding has wreaked havoc on many households and businesses in low-lying, older regions where the storm water infrastructure lacks the capacity to appropriately control flash flooding. The streets in these high-risk flood zones were not built to withstand storm water rises like they are now in newer neighbourhoods. As a result, several communities have been improving their storm water systems in order to better protect residential and commercial properties from flooding.

DeFord Contracting has been relied on by urban builders and city planning and infrastructure departments for decades to retrofit pre-existing storm ponds and excavate new storm ponds.

Detail Grading and Preparation

DeFord provides grading services for residential, commercial, industrial lots and more. With a large equipment fleet and an extremely experienced staff, we can deliver the results you need for virtually any type of earth work. We attempt to go above and above for our clients, offering assistance and guidance as needed and maintaining constant communication.

DeFord's experienced grading teams can assist you at any stage of your project, drawing on almost half a century of industry knowledge.

Contamination and Remediation

The expert team at DeFord specializes in soil remediation, recycling, haulage and disposal with numerous commercial agreements in the industry. We have the expertise and knowledge to get the job done right. We can implement a wide range of remediation solutions using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques thanks to our knowledge and capabilities.

DeFord complies with all of Alberta's rigorous regulations for the transportation, processing, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous solids and liquids.

DeFord Contracting manages their subcontractors exceptionally and always sowed a great understanding of all schedules in each scope involved in this program.

Featured Excavation Projects

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North Telford Neighbourhood Renewal

City of Leduc (2019)

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Urban Rehabilitation - South

Strathcona County (2019)

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2019 Neighbourhood Renewal

City of Beaumont (2019)