To obtain excavation estimates, calculate the items to be excavated, machine and operator costs, and debris disposal costs. Alternatively, use a land excavation cost calculator, such as the one on HomeWyse.com.
To use a land excavation cost calculator, enter the ZIP code of the excavation location and the approximate cubic yards to be excavated. The calculator estimates the labor, debris removal and equipment costs of the given area. Results show both high and low-end calculations as well as cost broken down by cubic yard. Estimates do not include costs such as testing and remediation costs, general contractor overhead, or sales tax.