Hole Digging and Trenching in Fargo

His Workmanship offers hole digging and trenching labor. You call the utility company to make sure the cable lines are marked. We’ll bring trench shovels and come ready to get dirty. Our rates start at $100 per hour for 2 ditch diggers. New customers can read Ephesians 2:1-10 to receive a $20 discount. Details are on the final step of the contact form.

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Honest and hardworking college students ready to help with digging trenches

Do you need a trench dug to bury wire underground? What about grading dirt away from the house for water drainage? Perhaps you want an area of dying grass cleared away. No problem! Our young and strong landscapers can accomplish any of these digging projects for you. We’ll bring trench shovels and come ready to break our backs. Just tell us where to dig and how deep to dig and we’ll get it done for you.

His Workmanship is a landscaping company in Fargo

We’ve got your landscaping project taken care of anywhere in our Fargo area. We have done many yard work projects in Casselton and Detroit Lakes. We’re also familiar with cities surrounding Fergus Falls and Grand Forks.

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1. Get a free estimate in just a couple minutes

Select the services that best align with your needs and describe the details of your project to help us get a better idea of the scope of work. Feel free to upload pictures so your crew can visualize your specific needs.

2. Receive great customer support along the way

Our staff guarantees a reply to all emails within 24 hours. Once you get scheduled, you'll get a confirmation email with your workers names and a courtesy call from the crew leader a day before your project.

3. Relax while we speedily complete your project

Equipment in hand, your crew will arrive a few minutes early so they can collaborate with you about the work that needs to be done. Once they finish, you can pay the total bill directly to the crew leader. It's as simple as that!

Hear what a customer says

“This is the third time I have used His Workmanship. What made them catch my eye is their Christian mission. I’ve had their crews out here to do a fairly large project for a new rosebed and they’ve been very hard workers and made the job a breeze. I would definitely recommend His Workmanship for landscaping projects.” – Mark
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David HubinDavid Hubin
00:49 29 Jul 21
Toby, Andy, and Colin were on time, hard working, and very personable. It was an incredibly hot and humid day and they helped us move a LOT of heavy and awkward furniture to our new home. I would highly recommend using His Workmanship for your moving needs. I accidentally overpaid the crew and they came back to the house to correct the mistake, I honestly wouldn't have ever realized it in the craziness of moving. From start to finish, this was a great experience.
Bill SwansonBill Swanson
02:04 22 Jun 21
Had 3 college guys for 7 hours removing small rock from the flower beds. They did a great job and a great clean up of the area when done. Only thing I didn't like was having to go back and forth with multiple emails to get the job set up. Eric is from the Mpls area and doesn't have a shop in Fargo ND. Overall I'm happy with the work performed.
Lori DicksonLori Dickson
00:04 09 May 21
His Workmanship helped me move today. They did an amazing job. Jake & Noble were professional, courteous, kind & take their job very seriously. I will hire them in the future & have already recommended them to others! They are a 10 out of 10!!! Thank you!
Mary Kay WillitsMary Kay Willits
01:53 23 Apr 21
Trimmed about 200 of overgrown lilacs to 4 feet. Looks amazing!!We are very pleased
Joshua MathisJoshua Mathis
00:20 18 Oct 20
First things first, Eric was incredibly responsive with scheduling and quoting. I was having my yard raked of leaves and it rained/snowed this morning. Eric called first thing this morning to confirm if it was okay the crew came in the afternoon, of course I was fine with it. Kody and Hunter showed up about 5 minutes early and were very personable, took direction very well, and were very careful with my yard tools. They worked efficiently and quickly and had my yard done about 45 minutes quicker than I expected. This is a great organization and I’ll be spreading them around to anyone who needs some handy work around their property. I’d give 10 stars if I could.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The price, of course, depends on how wide, long and deep your trench needs to be. The cost will also vary based on the soil condition: soft and loose will cost less whereas hard dirt like clay or rocky soil will cost more. Because of these variables, most digging services prefer to charge an hourly rate, which usually ranges from $40 – $50 per hour per person.
One of the main causes of water damage in the basement is due to improper grading around your house. The dirt should grade away from the house, not toward the house. Water can flow toward the foundation even on a flat surface. If your basement flooded, then you likely need to regrade around the foundation. Digging a ditch or trench may be needed to install a water drainage system.
Yes, landscapers typically offer a wide variety of services including digging trenches. Bigger landscaping companies have access to heavy machinery like a bobcat or backhoe. Equipment like this will make the job get done fast but you’ll likely need to pay a premium. For a more cost-efficient approach, try contacting a small landscape company where they manually dig trenches by hand, with spade and trench shovels.
Hand excavation is often contrasted with mechanical excavation. The former does the digging manually, with shovels and pickaxes. The latter clears the dirt with heavy machinery like a trencher backhoe or an excavator. For smaller digging projects, it’s best to do it by hand since you get more precision and won’t make a big mess. For bigger excavation needs, you’ll need to use heavy machinery because that’ll get the job done much faster.
It’s important to call your local digging hotline to have them come out and mark all the utilities with spray paint and colored safety flags. They will locate the underground gas, electric, water, and communications pipes and cables in the area. The flags and spray paint should prevent any accidents from happening while digging, like underground cords getting pierced through with a shovel.
Spade shovels won’t be too helpful with hard rocky soil. A trench shovel would be a little more helpful since it’s long and narrow. However, the best choice for a hand-held tool would be a pickaxe. Being able to swing a pickaxe, which has a sharp and pointed end, will allow you to break through hard ground and rocky soil.
Technically, you can dig as deep as you want. However, most digging projects don’t require you to dig deeper than a few feet. If you need to bury a cable, your trench should be around 6 inches deep. An electric dog fence only needs to be 3 inches deep. Water pipes should be buried at least 2 feet underground. If you plan to install a storm window, then you will need to dig down at least 6 feet.
If you are digging post holes, the hole should be half the post height above the ground. For instance, if your fence posts are 6 feet tall, then your holes should be about 3 feet deep. It’s best to use a post hole digger or an auger drill for this. Once your post holes are dug, you should pour fast setting concrete inside to secure your post.
Most digging projects leave you with leftover dirt since you usually bury something under the ground. If the dirt is in good condition and you have a garden that’s low on soil, then that should be your first choice. Beside that, depending on the amount of dirt, you could build a berm in your yard. If you want to dispose of it, then you can dump it at a local landfill or yard waste site. Click here to learn more about dirt removal options.
You should try to get a ballpark estimate on the total cost for your digging project. Be prepared to answer questions about the width and depth of your trench as well as the firmness of the soil. Ask the digging service how long they’ve been doing it and what their process is like. Google their company name to make sure they have good reviews online. Click here to get a digging quote from His Workmanship.

His Workmanship is a Christian company

Our mission is to glorify God as we embody the gospel through our hard labor and our honest behavior. Our desire is to bring satisfaction to the customer as they seek to improve their property. We also desire to facilitate growth for students as they experience the business world from a Christian perspective.

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Hear what a worker says

“Hi, my name is Daniel and this is my first summer with His Workmanship. I attend the same church as Eric so that is how I learned about this opportunity. I enjoy working with a company that so clearly shows the Christian faith in their business model. I mean, what other company gives a $20 discount for reading the Bible!”

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