Highland Orchards Inc has been a family owned and operated business contributing to the West Chester community for over 75years. From the very beginning, our extensive farming operation has required a great deal of site renovation and maintenance such as excavating irrigation ponds, grading and paving roads, and performing orchard soil renewal.
Over time we purchased and mastered the machinery necessary for all of the orchard’s needs. In the mid 1960’s we used this accumulated expertise to build the Appleville home community on part of the Highland Orchard property. Highland Orchards excavation contractors laid the groundwork for Appleville from grading and paving the plots, roads, and sidewalks to excavating the water and septic systems. Once that project was completed, we realized that our team could offer these important excavation and paving services to the surrounding community. So the Orchard began performing excavating and paving services for our neighbors, the township, and other local developers.
In the 1980’s our paving and excavating services were in such high demand that our farming operation formed a separate Paving and Excavating Department. Trenching and excavation work is dependent on specialized employees because of its highly technical nature, as well as its inherent hazards. Therefore excavators require a greater level of training and experience than normal workers or homeowners generally possess. Under the experience of Bruce Hodge, our skilled crew of excavation experts has made Highland Orchards the top excavation contractor in the West Chester region.
For a Free excavation service estimate you can request a quote here on our website, or for time sensitive situations call our office at (610) 269-3494. We respond to emails in just a few days, and we will never share your information with other companies. If you do not have an email address, we will be happy to mail you an excavation estimate.
Our excavation services in West Chester includes but is not limited to:
Flooding is the primary natural disaster in Pennsylvania. According to the PA state Water Plan, approximately 80% of Chester County is located in the Lower Delaware River Basin and 71 of 73 municipalities in Chester County are flood prone. Ongoing and extensive development on flood plains has lead to flood water and runoff becoming a primary concern for our Chester County customers. This is why our expert excavation contractors provide comprehensive infiltration bed installations.
A subsurface infiltration bed consists of a storage bed underlying either a vegetated or hardscaped surface such as your garden, patio, sidewalk and driveway, for the purpose of temporary storage and effective infiltration of storm water runoff. Most driveway damages are the direct result of poorly planned or completely absent infiltration systems for new or recently renovated homes. The storage materials for an infiltration system are typically clean washed and uniform graded stone aggregate which our excavation department can expertly install for you.
When designed, constructed, and maintained by our excavation experts, subsurface infiltration systems provide significant storm water runoff improvements, including reduced peak rates, volumes, and erosive velocities, as well as improved water quality, and reduced downstream erosion and flooding. These systems also maintain aquifer recharge, while simultaneously preserving or even creating valuable landscaped or parking areas. When constructed beneath attractive hardscaped surfaces, they enhance site aesthetics, to the level that you desire. An infiltration system has the added benefit of functioning year-round, when the infiltration surface is below the frost line.
Whether building a new home or renovating an existing property in West Chester, consulting our knowledgeable excavation department at Highland Orchards will protect your home and property from costly flood damage. Highland Orchards paving and excavation department also offers site clearing and stump removal. When clearing a site for new construction or simply removing a tree from your yard, the chopping or sawing down of the tree is the easy part. Removing the remaining stump is a whole different story. Initially, it may not seem like there is a huge difference in price between hiring a professional and renting a stump grinder. However, many small but important factors can influence the net amount that it’s going to cost. If you would like the work to be handled quickly and efficiently, you will find that the professional stump removal from our excavation department is worth every penny.
A few of our satisfied customers include the good people at Second Century Farm in West Chester where we renovated their horse arena, and Hollyview Lane Townhomes in West Chester where we installed a proper drainage pipe system. We expanded the cemetery for the Hopewell United Methodist Church in Downingtown, and we have provided multiple site improvements for Innabah Camp & Retreat Center in Spring City.