Call us control-freaks, but… when we made the switch years ago from landscape maintenance to exclusively providing landscape design and construction services, we quickly realized the best way to control the quality outcome and efficiency of any landscaping job is to perform the excavation services in-house. We invested in heavy equipment like excavators, front-end loaders, loam screeners and ledge-body dump trucks. Darryl Ames joined our team at that time, bringing with him nearly 25 years of experience in the excavation industry. Darryl still runs our heavy equipment division today.
Not just landscaping. Besides ensuring that the site work for Rye Beach Landscaping’s projects are done to specifications and on schedule, Darryl also manages the schedule on the contract work for the commercial builders, property managers, and municipalities who depend on our excavation services in the New Hampshire seacoast area. As a stand-alone division of Rye Beach Landscaping, we also perform these excavation services that are not necessarily associated with landscaping:
- Septic Systems
- Site Drainage
- House Lots
- Driveways (asphalt or brick pavers)
- Town Sewer and Water Connections
Rye Beach Landscaping’s commitment to the environment carries through in our excavation division as well. A skillful equipment operator is able to minimize the impact that heavy equipment has on the site where he is working by not over-excavating the areas where digging is required and avoiding excessive driving over the delicate root zones of landscape trees. It’s not unusual to see our excavation division to show up with sheets of plywood or stabilization mats to protect on-site turf or trees.
Whenever possible, we will re-purpose the material found on-site. Good soil is screened and graded out as topsoil for the lawn; large boulders are used for leveling the grade; wood chips from tree removals used as mulch around perimeter areas.
Vegetable power! We love fried seafood from Petey’s restaurant. Not just because the food is delicious – which it is – but because our equipment runs on the vegetable oil it is cooked in. At Rye Beach Landscaping, we have been synthesizing our own biodiesel for more than a decade using recycling vegetable oil from this local favorite seafood restaurant in Rye New Hampshire.
When you are in need of excavation services, a new septic system, driveway or a foundation hole – we hope you remember that Rye Beach Landscaping is much more than a landscaping company!