Hole Digging and Trenching in Racine

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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Do you need a trench dug to bury wire underground? What about grading dirt away from the house for water drainage? No problem! Our network of contractors can accomplish any of these digging projects for you. Just tell us where to dig and how deep to dig and we’ll get it done for you. Watch the video below for a closer look at how our digging process works.

His Workmanship is a landscaping company in Racine

We’ve got your landscaping project taken care of anywhere in Racine. Check out the map below to view our service area in Racine. We dump the yard waste at the Milwaukee Drop Off Centers. There is one on the south side off West Lincoln Ave and there is one on the north side off North Industrial Road.

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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 service provider names as well as a text notification 1 hour before your project starts.

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!

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“This is the third time I have used His Workmanship. What made His Workmanship catch my eye is the Christian mission. I’ve had the crew 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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The crew arrived on time, very friendly and professional, and understood what I wanted. I have more work remaining and I will hire them again to complete. I highly recommend.
Gavin and Owen were right on time and very friendly. They did all the work asked in the time requested. They did this all in the pouring rain, and never stopped. They asked questions as they went and made all adjustments requested. Great work and highly recommend.
Friendly and efficient. Did a great job from start to finish.
I would recommend this service to anyone for sure! The college students were wonderful in every way, got what I needed done in quite expediently, and when left with more time, they went on to a few other jobs I had around the yard. Superior experience all around. 🙂
Highly recommend Workmanship to help clean up your garden and flower beds! Excellent service, attitude and care for meeting your needs. Eric is extremely prompt with response and Matt along with his partner worked hard to complete an overwhelming project I couldn’t personally accomplish. The best compliment I can give is, I’ll be hiring them for return visit.
Adrian and Tanner worked hard and got everything done that I asked.
Very polite. Very professional.
His Workmanship crew was very prompt, thorough, and cooperative. Very happy with the work they did - will hire them again!
We were so pleased with the quality of the work , we have asked them back to do more work !
This is the 2nd time I have had His Workmanship crew out, and the 2nd time they did a wonderful job weeding and cutting - very happy! Very polite and very thorough. I have a larger yard than I thought! Thanks again!
The guys pulled weeds and totally cleaned out my flower bed on my patio. Very good job, and fast.
Arrived on time, communication with the crew was clear, and they accomplished everything contracted in the time expected. Will use again for next project.
This is a great little company to work with! From scheduling to the completion, all His Workmanship employees are kind, courteous and the utmost professional. I will definitely be calling on them to help with more projects. They arrived on the scheduled day and time and worked like they were working on their own homes.GREAT experience! I highly recommend His Workmanship!
We were so pleased with this company and the workers that came to our house!!! All around 5 stars!!!
Amazing team, amazing communication, and a stellar job done by all. I can’t say enough good things about working with His Workmanship. Communication with Eric was exceptional. He promptly responded to our request for quote, followed up by scheduling our job within a week, and never left us hanging or wondering about our job status. We had a team of 4 guys for 8 hours to clean up a completely overgrown and out-of-control property. The team arrived promptly, listened carefully, and did everything that was asked of them. They worked well together as a group and individually. It was hot, and we had so many bushes, trees, and shrubs that needed to be removed as well as lots of weeding and mulching. They worked steadily from 9am until 5pm, and cleaned up nicely before they left. Highly recommend this company!
This company is professional and very prompt to respond and super nice guys as well. They did a great job with weeding and edging our beds. Will be doing business with them again!
The workers arrived promptly & immediately began what I had hired them to do. They worked efficiently & cleaned up after they were done.
The guys did an excellent job and finished weeding and mulching faster than expected! Would 100% hire again. 🙂
Cleanup of last year’s garden and completion of all the new planting accomplished in one visit by two very nice people. I strongly recommend this service.
Great work and great young men!! Highly recommend!
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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 soil will cost less whereas hard dirt like clay or rocky soil will cost more. When trees are nearby then roots may be present in the digging area, which will also raise the total price. Digging on a steep slope or hilly terrain will lead to unstable footing so the diggers will go slower to limit the risk of twisting their ankle. Because of these variables, most digging services prefer to charge an hourly rate, which usually ranges from $50 – $60 per hour per person. Most trenches will take 2 workers 3-4 hours so the average cost to dig a trench by hand is between $300 to $480.
One of the main causes of water damage in the basement is due to improper grading around your house. The dirt should slope 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. To fix the grading issue, you should add soil next to the foundation and slope away from the house. Don’t add too much dirt though because at least three inches of your foundation should show above the soil. The dirt should never be in contact with the siding or any wood. If improving the grade around your home doesn’t work, then digging a ditch or trench may be needed to install a water drainage system.
Landscapers typically offer a wide variety of yard 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 shovels. At the end of the day, the digging service you need really depends on the specifications of your task. Big jobs like home demolition and new foundations require a bobcat or backhoe so a construction or excavation company is best. Small jobs like french drains or window wells can be dug by hand so a landscaper will offer the best bank for your buck.
If you need dirt relocated, there are two different ways to accomplish this task. The first is with good ole fashioned elbow grease, namely digging with your hands using shovels and a pickaxe. This approach is usually compared with mechanical excavation. The contrast is transparent: digging by hand is manual whereas digging with machines is mechanical. The second approach clears soil with heavy equipment like a trencher, backhoe or an excavator. For bigger excavation projects you should use heavy machinery for the sake of speed and efficiency. For smaller digging tasks, it’s best to do it by hand since you get more accuracy and won’t run the risk of damaging other parts of your yard.
Before you begin digging you should call 811 which is the number for your local digging hotline. You should make this call at least three business days before you dig. Ask the operator to have someone come out and mark all the utilities with spray paint and/or colored safety flags. When the locator arrives you should make sure they know where you’re digging so they can mark the utilities in your yard appropriately. They will locate the underground gas, electric, water, and communications pipes and cables in the area. Once marked, you should dig very carefully around those areas. The flags and spray paint are supposed to prevent any accidents from happening while digging, such as underground cords getting pierced through with a shovel.
While it may seem like digging a trench is a straightforward task, there is actually a science to it. Digging can go quite wrong if you don’t tackle the project in a disciplined way. So here are three (of seven) strategies to follow: First, choose your weapon wisely. Having the appropriate hand tools is essential. You’ll need the following: long nosed shovel, trenching shovel, spade shovel and a lightweight pickaxe. Second, be on the lookout for obstructions such as tree roots, rocky soil and hard clay. Third, save your back the ache by using your foot on the shovel to leverage your body weight. To read about the final four trench digging tips and get more details on the first three pointers, then check out my popular blog 7 Strategies for Trench Digging.
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. Another option would be to rent a gas powered tiller from a local hardware store. These tillers often have rotating blades that slice right through tough dirt, and breaks it into softer soil. Some tillers can even cut through small roots, though a loppers tend to be the best tool for that task.
The dimensions of your trench depend on the purpose of the trench. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the width, depth, and length of a trench. That said, most digging projects don’t require you to dig deeper than a few feet. Here are my trench dimension recommendations for five different types of digging tasks. First, if you need to bury a cable, then your trench should be around 6 inches deep. Second, an electric dog fence only needs to be 3 inches deep. Third, water pipes should be buried at least 2 feet underground. Fourth, if you plan to install an egress window, then you will need to dig down at least 6 feet. Fifth, if you want to install a french drain, then you should dig 18 inches deep and 10-12 inches wide.
Digging fence post holes is easiest with a power earth auger. A digging bar works well for loosening dirt from each side. When 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. If the posts are 8 feet high, then your holes should be 4 feet deep. It’s best to use a post hole digger or a gas powered auger drill for this. Once your post holes are dug, set the posts on a 6 inch base of half inch crushed stone to ensure proper water drainage. Brace the post to keep it straight by using two stakes and some scrap lumber. Then you should pour fast setting concrete inside to secure your post.
Most digging projects result in leftover dirt since you usually bury something under the ground. Below I propose some options of how you can repurpose leftover dirt. First, if the dirt is in good condition and you have a garden that’s low on soil, then that should be the most obvious choice. Second, depending on the amount of dirt and unused space on your property, you could build up a berm in your yard. Third, you can post a listing on Facebook marketplace or NextDoor that offers free dirt for pickup. Tip: be sure to include a picture of the dirt pile in your post. Fourth, if you have no other use for the excess soil then you can load it in a truck or trailer and proceed to dump it at a local landfill or yard waste site.
Digging companies are a dime a dozen, so you will have plenty of options to choose from as long as you search deep enough. Given the variety of offers you will likely receive, it’s imperative to have some sort of criteria for sifting through the bad quotes and identifying the good ones. Here are three not so obvious ways to select a reputable digging company. First, determine a timeline for your project and make sure the digging service can complete (not start) the project by then. Second, ask for a high-end and low-end quote range so that you know you won’t pay more than X or less than X. Third, explain what problem your digging project will solve and then ask the contractor how many times they’ve done projects like yours. Click here to get a digging quote from His Workmanship.

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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.

Hear what a provider says

My name is Daniel and this is my first summer helping residential homeowners through His Workmanship. I used to attend the same church as the owner so that is how I learned about this amazing opportunity. To be honest, I really enjoy finding customers through a referral company that so clearly reflects the Christian faith in their business model. The cherry on top is that a $20 discount is offered to everyone who reads a certain passage in the Bible.

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