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Recent Trench Digging reviews

"Wonderful stuff, did everything needed and a bit more. "

Help me dig 10m trench and move star pickets

$50

"Nix arrived right on time. He clarified exactly what I needed and got stuck in quickly. He did the job well and I was pleased with the result. He seems very trustworthy. I would use him again."

Dig Trenching for Reticulation

$100

"Wonderful and a hard worker. Very grateful for your help with the digging."

Dig a trench along back of an empty garden bed.

$80

"Geoff was on time, professional and efficient. A top bloke too. Thanks Geoff"

Trenching for irrigation

$200

"Highly recommend Cameron for work. We had a hard days work for him, no complaints, but just got the job done. Very pleasant, understood what needed to be achieved and we were really happy with the result. "

Clear area, level soil, dig trench for pool pipes

$180

"Very good job and on time."

Repot 7 palm and bamboo plants and dig 4m trench

$250

What's the average cost of a trench digging contractor

$150 - $375

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If you need to lay a pipe or electrical wire on your property or deflect flood water from getting into your basement, you may need to have a trench dug. A trench can be as small as impressions for planting seeds and can be as large as those that require heavy equipment to be completed. Regardless of the nature or size of your trench, letting professionals handle the job can save you time, effort, and potential back pain!

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Top Trench Digging related questions

It heavily depends on the depth of the trench and the kind of tools to be used. A hundred feet of the trench can take about 12 hours to be dug using the proper equipment like an excavator. Doing that by hand can naturally take much longer. The type of soil also affects the time it could take to dig a trench. Sandy soils can be relatively easier to dig, while clay can be difficult.

No, Taskers usually come with professional equipment to help them finish the job quickly and efficiently. They have excavators, trenching shovels, and trenchers with them when they come to do the service. If, by any chance, you have these tools on hand and you prefer to use them, feel free to tell your Tasker beforehand.

Yes, but this means that you need to spend time and energy doing the job yourself. It can also lead to severe issues if done incorrectly. Having a professional dig your trench saves you time and avoids having mistakes. Digging deeper trenches can also be dangerous and require extensive experience. Your Tasker’s expertise can get this challenging job done safely and cost-effectively.

It depends on where you live. In some states like California, you’re required to get permission from the utilities and 811 before using a tool to move the ground, while in others, shallow holes can be dug without permission. But generally, in the US, if you’re planning to dig a hole as deep as five feet or more, you need to secure approval first. It’s best to approach your local authorities before digging a trench to ensure you’re following protocols. 

It heavily depends on the depth of the trench and the kind of tools to be used. A hundred feet of the trench can take about 12 hours to be dug using the proper equipment like an excavator. Doing that by hand can naturally take much longer. The type of soil also affects the time it could take to dig a trench. Sandy soils can be relatively easier to dig, while clay can be difficult.

Yes, but this means that you need to spend time and energy doing the job yourself. It can also lead to severe issues if done incorrectly. Having a professional dig your trench saves you time and avoids having mistakes. Digging deeper trenches can also be dangerous and require extensive experience. Your Tasker’s expertise can get this challenging job done safely and cost-effectively.

No, Taskers usually come with professional equipment to help them finish the job quickly and efficiently. They have excavators, trenching shovels, and trenchers with them when they come to do the service. If, by any chance, you have these tools on hand and you prefer to use them, feel free to tell your Tasker beforehand.

It depends on where you live. In some states like California, you’re required to get permission from the utilities and 811 before using a tool to move the ground, while in others, shallow holes can be dug without permission. But generally, in the US, if you’re planning to dig a hole as deep as five feet or more, you need to secure approval first. It’s best to approach your local authorities before digging a trench to ensure you’re following protocols. 

What do trench digging services include?

Trenching services involve digging a large hole, usually using a trenching shovel and a trencher to help successfully lay underground wires, pipes, or structural supports. It’s also traditionally done to install or repair public drains, sewer lines, and underground utilities to serve populated areas. Trenching also has plenty of benefits if you’re taking care of your lawn! Whatever you need, Taskers can make your home improvement project possible. Here are the most common things you can expect from trenching services near you:

Straight trenches

If you live in an area with a limited surface to disturb, such as near buildings or roadways, digging straight trenches is the right choice for you. It’s a kind of trench where the sides are parallel, and the base is at a right angle. Having trench boxes or shoring is usually required as protective systems. A six-inch straight trench can also be helpful if you’re trying to control pests in your property, where you can apply a non-repellent pesticide into the soil to achieve a treatment zone.

Sloped trenches     

Sloped trenches have angled sides to prevent cave-ins. Its angle is determined by trench depth, soil type, and the amount of time the trench will remain open. If you’re planning to install large pipes or culverts, this can be the right kind of trench for you. It’s also common to have sloped trenches in new construction sites with a wider path of soil.

Benched trenches

To ensure that your trench or excavation site is entirely safe, you can try benching! Benched trenches are those with sides that have been cut away to create steps. The height of these steps, otherwise known as vertical distances, is determined by the soil type. The less stable your soil is, the shallower your angles should be. It’s best to bench it if your trench needs to be up to 20 feet deep. This is to help stabilize your trench and to make it more secure. For protective systems, shielding or trench boxes are usually used.

Bell-bottom pier hole trenches

For those planning to build a certain structure, make sure to have someone dig a bell-bottom pier hole trench! The base or bottom of the trench is usually wider than the top, giving it a bell-shaped cross-section. This is typically used to install footings to support the foundation of a structure. Since these kinds of trenches have sides sloping inward over the floor of the excavation, more protective systems are usually required to keep them from collapsing. 

Recent Trench Digging tasks

Move 5 m3 of blue metal in ag line drainage trench

$600

Dee Why NSW 2099, Australia

26th May 2022

Blue metal 20mm aggregate will need to be moved manually bucket and shovel into drainage trench 2 men 1-2 days work - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Arrived on time, completed task quickly (moved 7 tons of grave) Would recommend Adam for any garden related jobs

Whipper snipping and filling in a trench.

$200

Mayfield NSW, Australia

11th May 2022

Hi I am looking to get my yard whipper snipped front and back. I also have a trench that was dug out that I need filled back in before Saturday 14th May.

Dale did an awesome job! Above what I expected. Very reliable and prompt, got the job done in half the time.

Trench completed & topped with gravel

$140

Upper Coomera, Queensland, Australia

27th Apr 2022

Looking for someone to finish digging a, approx 12m (l) x 0.2m (w) x 0.30m (d) trench. Currently half dug out as pictured. Need it to fall to the far end. Then carry/lay gravel over an agg pipe that will be laid in there. $20/hr or negotiable on a fixed price. Must be strong and fit and able to walk up and down stairs carrying buckets of gravel. Call or msg to arrange an inspection of the job. Plenty of ongoing yard work hours available also for the right person. Located Wimmera Crescent Upper Coomera Thanks, Jay

Dig four trenches 100x100ml in lawn

$250

Towradgi NSW, Australia

17th Apr 2022

We need someone to dig four shallow 100m x 100m trenches in our lawn so we can put drainage in there. The job is to create the trenches only. The lawn is approx 15k x 10m The job is in Towradgi. We would like to conserve the lawn on top so we can replace it once the work is done.

Digging garden bed trenches, laying sleepers

$150

Point Cook VIC, Australia

19th Mar 2022

Looking for help replacing sleepers in garden beds (around the perimeter of a small backyard). Removing existing sleepers, digging trenches and laying new sleepers. 4 hours work

Digging Trench & Spreading rocks

$400

Fairfield QLD, Australia

2nd Mar 2022

Making the most of the opportunity to put additional drainage in while the soil is soft.

Thanks Nicholas, I am sure you will hear from us again. Cheers Chris and Katie

Create Spade Dug Garden Edges and dig 2 trenches

$140

Birkdale QLD, Australia

22nd Jan 2022

Due date: Before Monday, 31st Jan 2022. Anytime week beginning 24 Jan 2022. Estimate should take approx 4 hours @$35 per hour. Need it done ASAP - any day next week i.e.week beginning Mon 24 Jan 2022 It’s about 1) 20 m of garden edge and 2) 12 m shallow trenches 6 metres each end of a shed to take stormwater pipe. Due date: Before Monday, 31st Jan 2022

Great job! Everything went smoothly. Much appreciated! Saved hubbie’s bad back!

Dig a garden trench

$480

Wangaratta VIC, Australia

23rd May 2022

Dig a trench: - 14m long x 500mm wide and 600mm deep - install root barrier - fill trench back in The trench is between the pool and a fence. Distance between the two is about 1.4m. The trench is hard up against the fence with 2 tiles abutting the pool. Ideally the root barrier will be on both sides of the trench. The trench is already 100-200mm deep as I have just removed some plants. All materials supplied. Diggings can be stored near the trench Pay per hour at a good rate. See hourly rate section. Not a fixed rate/based on hours completed doing the task.

Dig 15cm deep (2.4m long) trench for a garden bed

$120

Bentleigh VIC, Australia

3rd May 2022

I use to have artificial turf laid here. I’ve since ripped off and all that is a little bit of sand and small stones that I need dug. I would like to eventually put in a garden bed at a later stage. As you can see, I’ve already started doing it, and I’m about halfway done, but haven’t had a chance to finish. It took me about 1 hour to do. I imagine this job is about 1-1.5 hours in total. I’m looking to pay about $50 ph, so I’m pricing this job at $120 which I think is reasonable. I’m based in Bentleigh

Digging trenches to lay low voltage conduit in

$1,200

Mount Samson QLD, Australia

26th Apr 2022

I have an electrician laying low voltage conduit along the driveway. On that Tuesday, he will be here to indicate where the trenches are to be dug. 200mm depth should be fine. Several hundred metres to be dug. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Clean trench , helping a plumber

$200

Doonside NSW, Australia

11th Apr 2022

Move dirt from trenches , help plumber move dirt with wheel borrow and a shovel. Clean specific area required. Use of broom as well - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Trenching, cleaning stormwater pits

$300

Lilyfield NSW 2040, Australia

14th Mar 2022

Trenching, draining and cleaning stromwater pits - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Trench digging

$500

Redcliffe QLD 4020, Australia

27th Feb 2022

Need 20m of trench 20-30cm deep along the fence beside the house. Space beside house is about 1.5m but there are air conditioning units making it narrow. We have started but don't have the muscle. Happy to assist. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 28th Feb 2022

John did an amazing job! Was a tough task we couldn't manage and he just got in and got it done in great time! Thanks so very much!

Trenching medium hardness ground.

$150

Morayfield QLD, Australia

4th Jun 2022

Require someone to finish trenching roughly 15m. Ground is medium hard, with a pick isn’t bad at all. Already trenched to roughly 300, required to be trenched to 500-600 completely. Back filling required to half depth only. I’d say job would take 1-2 hours max. Ready to go

Dig my trench

$801

Kurrajong NSW, Australia

20th May 2022

The recent rain has caused a huge waterfall in my back garden that my husband Victor just can’t maintain anymore. It’s a pristine waterfall, the best around but I need a trench dug urgently for drainage as the waterfall continues to run and is leaving everything wet. Victor just can’t keep up with it. Poor bastard. We’re really after someone with an open mind. You come with the tools and we will make sure your work uniform is supplied. See attached picture. Thanks Sarah & Victor

Drainage trench digging, concrete barrowing, general labour

$1,000

Austinville QLD 4213, Australia

28th Apr 2022

We are replacing posts under a house & repairing drainage issue, and tidying up landscaping looking for assistance with all, to re dig drainage channels (100mm deep) & gravel fill, assist with barrowing & concrete mixing, landscaping and general labour, moving tree branches experience with general landscaping labour preferable Probably a weeks work at least at $200 / day for 6-7 hrs 9-3 / $30/hr - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 2 May 2022

Trenching/soil moved

$300

Officer VIC, Australia

21st Apr 2022

We have dug 300mm x 300mm holes 1.2m apart along 50m of fence line . We are wanting these to be converted into a trench to help the roots of the trees we are wanting to plant . We also have soil on the block next door that we’re wanting bought over to our block.

Matthew was great ! Very reliable , easy to communicate with and did a great job making a trench for us. I highly recommend.

Finish Trenching

$200

Kellyville NSW 2155, Australia

21st Mar 2022

Finish Trenching and installing Ag Line by putting pebbles and cleaning. More digging.

Dig trench around dog kennels

$210

Bringelly NSW, Australia

8th Mar 2022

Dig a trench around dog kennels ... 40 meters French drainage needed, dig trench about 300-mm, lay light layer of gravel place perforated pipe 100mm on top then cover in gravel. And soil I can supply materials One will need a wheel barrow and digging equipment.

Install trench drain in existing trench.

$550

Greenbank QLD, Australia

21st Feb 2022

I have a low lying septic tank and need a trench drain installed. I have dug the trench and it is draining fine but I want it properly finished off. The trench is about 3 metres long. The hard work is mostly done but you may need to widen it slightly or adjust the pitch. There are some thin palm roots that will need to be chopped away. A hedge trimmer or something would probably do it. I’d like the trench properly finished off, appropriate trench drain installed and tidied up. Much of the digging is done but I’d like it properly finished off so it doesn’t fill back in.

Friendly, professional and did a great job.