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Our high-quality work speaks for itself

Creating beautiful outdoor spaces and solid foundations takes time, effort, and the right equipment. At J.L. Smith Excavating, our licensed and insured team offers high-quality contracting work that you can rely on. Since 2007, we’ve provided quality workmanship to Northford and surrounding areas. In that time, we’ve built an impressive list of projects, and the images on this page should give you some idea of what we’re capable of.

Our services include:

• New home excavation

• Foundations

• Septic installation

• Septic repair

• Grading

If you don’t see a service listed, ask!

  • Trenching

  • Concrete demolition

  • Patios

  • Walkways

  • Retaining walls

Please feel free to contact us for an updated list of references.

Call us now for an appointment and a free estimate on any of our services.


High standards from start to finish

Our family-owned and operated company maintains control from pre-design, to design, and through the construction and delivery process, ensuring your project is completed with the highest quality standards. You will work directly with our owner, Jay Smith Zolnik, who has more than 15 years of experience.  

• Drainage

• Curtain drains

• Footing drains

• Erosion control

• Leveling

  • Land clearing

  • Tree removal

  • Tree cutting

  • Stump removal

  • Trucking

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