Site Work

Twin Cities Site Prep, Excavating, and Grading

  • Comprehensive services for excavating and grading
  • One-source contractor for underground utilities and asphalt paving
  • Serving the Twin Cities area for more than 75 years
  • Advanced equipment and quality control methods
  • Free consultations with highly qualified professionals

Create a solid foundation for your project by choosing our local and experienced team for excavating and grading services in the Twin Cities metro area. Bituminous Roadways, Inc. specializes in site prep, bank erosion and stabilization, creek and pond sediment removal, rip rap, and other commercial grading and excavation services. Our highly qualified professionals utilize the latest site grading equipment and precise methods to meet your requirements.


Full-Service Contractor for Excavation, Utilities and Asphalt

Preparing a site for an asphalt paving project can consist of so much more than clearing trees, although that can be a big part of it. The site may require utility infrastructure work or installing a new storm drainage system consisting of drain tile to carry water runoff into a rain garden, pond, or storm chamber.

As an asphalt company with more than 75 years of experience, BR has always offered excavating and grading services as part of our beginning-to-end paving services. Whether building from scratch or reconstructing a parking lot, site work is a critical part of our process.

In early 2022, BR added an underground utilities division with decades of its own experience. This acquisition provides our clients with the opportunity to work with a one-source contractor for various excavating and grading services, underground utilities installation, and asphalt paving.

Twin Cities Area Earthwork Services

BR has the capabilities to handle any site work needed for our customers’ asphalt paving and underground utilities projects, from riprap that protects Minnesota shorelines to effective and reliable measures for treating sediment-laden runoff from construction sites. Contact us today to learn more about our earthworks services in the Twin Cities metro area!


The members of BR’s excavating and grading crews have many years of experience operating heavy equipment, and they know how to get the job done right. Excavating a site could include removing vegetation and clearing topsoil, as well as sub-cutting and filling with new base material in order to properly set grades for the project.

Because water is a natural enemy of asphalt, it’s important to consider a stormwater infiltration system best suited for the project. BR’s excavating crew can dig ponds, install drain tile or build storm chambers.

When plans call for replacing curb and gutter, repairing catch basins, or laying underground pipes and utilities, BR will excavate according to the required specifications.

Grading GPS

Once excavation is complete, it is time to grade the site to allow for proper water drainage. BR uses GPS technology to assist in this process.

A 3D grade control system allows BR to achieve more precise height and angles when grading, which in the end, provides more accurate results. This stage in any site preparation project is critical. If specifications are not meticulously met, drainage will become an issue.


Prior to asphalt paving, it may be necessary for concrete to be repaired or replaced. BR’s expert concrete crew can perform flatwork for sidewalks, repair curb and gutter, and install proper ADA slope requirements where necessary.

This value-added service makes working with BR a one-stop shop!

Water Quality Improvements

Our team provides various water quality improvement services, including infiltration basins, floatable separators, sediment control structures, and stormwater runoff basins and ponds.

Wetland/Creek Restorations

Our excavating, grading and utility expertise includes bank erosion and stabilization, creek and pond sediment removal, riprap, and wetland restoration and habitat.

Safety Is Our Priority

BR takes safety seriously. Before any excavation begins, our team has taken the appropriate steps to ensure all phone, cable, gas and electrical lines have been located.

Our crews discuss a safety topic weekly as well as undergo intense training throughout the year. Personal protection equipment is provided, and all personnel are required to wear a safety vest.

Contact BR for a Free Consultation

BR has been in the paving business for more than 75 years, but we also provide expertise in site preparation. This range of capabilities allows BR to service our customers from start to finish with their asphalt paving and underground utilities projects.

Our expert project managers will be happy to meet with you on site to discuss the best plan of action to move forward with your project! Get a free estimate to fit the goals and budget of your specific project: Call us at 651-686-7001 or fill out our online form.

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