Inveresk Excavating

Excavation
Ancaster ON L0R 1T0
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Darren (Brant County)
Darren (Brant County)
1 review Brantford, ON
10/10

Addition excavation, waterproofing, septic tank install and landscaping

We used Inveresk for multiple jobs quite extensively during our house renovation in 2016. He excavated a large addition in relatively tight quarters, he waterproofed a leaking section of the old basement (very dry now), he installed a new septic tank and provided several landscaping jobs including an armour stone wall. At all times Graeme was a pleasure to work with; professional, friendly, honest and genuine. We wouldn't think twice about recommending Inveresk and will be using him again soon!

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I'm so pleased you were so satisfied with the completed work, Darren. It was a pleasure to work with you on your project and I look forward to any future work I can assist you with.

Joan Olive in Toronto
Joan Olive in Toronto
2 reviews , ON
10/10

Basement drains, exterior parging and lot grading

Inveresk Excavating
289-244-9924
Ancaster
ON
L0R 1T0
CANADA

I bought a hundred year old house with a stone foundation that was not well cared for. The basement leaked so badly the water flowed across the floor, to an open drain. He came to the property multiple times to access how the water was coming in and what the best plan would be. Trenching around the outside of the house was not an option, so Graeme cut a trench around the interior perimeter and put in drainage pipes and dimple membrane and connected everything to the existing drain. The difference is amazing. I can't stress enough how much thought and care Graeme put into this job. He also parged the exterior foundation walls and made them look 100% better.
I have no hesitation in recommending him. He is skilled, knowledgeable, conscientious and works damn hard.

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Thanks for your kind review, Joan; I'm pleased that you are satisfied with my work and the outcome of your challenging project.

Frank in Burlington
Frank in Burlington
1 review Burlington, ON
10/10

Interlocking patio, walkway, driveway border, retaining wall and driveway preparation for paving

Inveresk Excavating
289-244-9924
Ancaster
ON
L0R 1T0
CANADA

We hired Inveresk Excavating after seeing the work Graeme Ballantine had done on a friend's property. His attention to detail was evident as not one paver was out of place. He was very creative with his design of our project and we are very pleased with the result. We had an unexpected issue when a large chunk of concrete was discovered under our driveway which he was able to remove. This was not something that a landscaper would have been able to handle easily, glad we hired an excavator for this. Graeme is a very personable man, extremely professional and he completed the job in the estimated timeframe. We would highly recommend Graeme and would not hesitate to hire him again.

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It was very satisfying to execute and achieve the dream that Frank & Patti had for this project. There were some unexpected challenges along the way, which only made the final outcome that much more satisfying. It was a pleasure to be part of your project, and I'm delighted you were pleased with the outcome as well as all the aspects of my service provided.

G in Oakville in Oakville
G in Oakville in Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Remove all stones from stoop and rebuild. Build small retaining wall

Ten years ago I had the front stoop done with stones. Within a year it had settled and many stones were loose and needed constant repair.

Graeme rebuilt the stoop and it is amazing. Not only is it very solid but it looks terrific. He has a gift for design.

Using the removed stones from the stoop he built a fantastic retaining wall that is not only functional but beautiful.

One of the great things about Graeme is that he was always punctual and pleasant to work with. He completed the work on time.

I would hire him again in a heartbeat.

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Thank you for all the accolades - I am pleased that I was able to assist you with your project, as well as provide the service you were looking for. It was so enjoyable for me to incorporate my design ideas to your liking. Hope to see you again in the future!

KB in Burlington
KB in Burlington
2 reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Water proofing foundation

After going through many quotes and people not showing up to do the work we finally hit gold when a neighbour recommended Graeme to us . His quote was in line and a date was given to have completed . We were skeptical given our past difficulties finding someone to actually do the work . Graeme arrived on the scheduled date and completed the work in 2 days . Very thorough and left property clean . A credit to him as it was a very cold and bitter 2 days . I would highly recommend his service . He is a great guy .

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I'm glad I was able to complete the work that you were seeking, and repair your leaky foundation at that time of year - I do remember how exceptionally cold it was working that day! Thanks for your nice review - I'm glad I was able to leave your project with a positive spin.

Tom Okura from Burlington
Tom Okura from Burlington
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Front and Back Grading, New Front Walkway and Inserting Back Stone Patio and Stairs

Recently we had our front walkway and landing replaced and added side gardens and retaining wall for flowerbeds. Also graded the backyard removing the old wooden deck and ugly volcanic stones. Replaced with stone patio and stone stairs.
First impressions are very important and we knew Graeme was our man from the start. Punctual, professional, very knowledgeable, conscientious and friendly. Always able to provide suggestions and discuss our needs.
Graeme's quote was very competitive with no surprises. He did a great job of clean up as well. A beautiful stone patio, front path with slate landing and retainer gardens attest to his pride of workmanship.
We highly recommend Graeme for his excellent workmanship and attention to details.
Bravo!!

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Thank you for your glowing review. I am really pleased that you were so happy with the outcome of your project - I enjoyed working with you to achieve the desired result. It was a pleasure to work for such nice people!

Anne from Hamilton
Anne from Hamilton
1 review Hamilton, ON
10/10

Foundation repair and stone patio installation

This summer we had Graeme excavate the rear of our home and repair waterproofing of our foundation; water had been intermittently leaking into the basement. After he was sure the water problem had been fixed, he installed a beautiful stone patio along that foundation. When we first contacted Graeme, he came out quickly to inspect the problem and provide a solution and quote. He was such a pleasure to work with. Such a prompt, knowledgeable, friendly, hard working person. Great advice and suggestions. As I work nights, I was very appreciative that Graeme was willing to book his time around my schedule! So happy with the results!

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I'm so glad you were happy with all aspects of my work! Thank you for your kind review - I'm happy I was able to rectify your problems and leave you with result you were so pleased with.

Andy Scaum from Hamilton
Andy Scaum from Hamilton
2 reviews Hamilton, ON
9/10

Backyard Grading

We had Inveresk Excavating Inc. (Graeme) onsite to do carry out a grading of my backyard. I had poor drainage and over the last bit I have been taking on smaller projects each with the goal of improving moisture/drainage. Graeme's quote was very competitive and during our initial meeting I knew straight away this guy was honest, straight to the point and knowledgeable about his field of work. He owns all of his equipment and did a great job of cleanup as well. I would like to also mention that Graeme kindly assisted my neighbor and I with our waterproofing projects we were both doing at the front of our homes. He gave us sound advice, places to shop on the cheap and answered any questions we had. Graeme is a one man show, correction - he brings his certified inspector with him to review all of his work and keep him in line....his little black puppy - very cute! I am sorry I forgot his name.

Great work Graeme!

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Thanks for the kind review, Andy - I'm glad I was able to assist you with your drainage/grading problems, and that I could provide some additional information for your projects. Finn is still keeping me in line, and is going for his foreman certification shortly!

Deb from Burlington, ON
Deb from Burlington, ON
2 reviews Burlington, ON
10/10

Excavating, Grading & Sodding Front Lawn

We recently purchased a home where the front lawn was in bad disrepair with grading, tree stumps and weeds. Graeme came immediately after contacting him to give us an estimate for the work. As the work we needed done was time sensitive, Graeme worked with us to find a suitable date. The work was completed in 2 days with quality results. We found Graeme to be efficient, knowledgeable and helpful with information to help us complete our landscaping. We would highly recommend Graeme of Inveresk Excavating Inc.

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Your kind review is appreciated - glad that I could assist you in improving your property and working within your timeframes.

Rob from Burlington
Rob from Burlington
1 review Burlington, ON
10/10

Excavation for Weeping Tile Replaceme

I had major basement water issues in my recently purchased home; I knew I required weeping tile replacement which I could do on my own. Graeme came in and we discussed the scope of the excavating I required. We agreed on a price (which was very reasonable considering the tight confied areas he had to work in). His equipment (truck trailer and digger) were excellent (which is usually an indicator of a persons commitment to their craft) and he was always professional; his knowledge and experience demonstrated by the results. One of the things that matters most to me; he is personable and a really great fella. No worries with Graeme!

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Pleased that I could complete the project to your satisfacation - I appreciate the review!

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More about Inveresk Excavating

creative, dedicated, experienced contractor with a wide variety of expertise in the following: -septic systems (design, installation & repair) -foundations (new additions, retaining walls, outbuildings, repairs) -wet basements(weeping tile, waterproofing with dimple membrane) -grading (site clearance, sodding, drainage) -landscaping (design, tree removal, pool fill ins, armour stone) -driveways, patios, walkways ...
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