Cook's Septic Systems has merged with Phil's Excavating
Phil’s Excavating will inspect your sinkhole and decide, with your input, the best way to find the cause of your sinkhole and how to eliminate it. We will give you an estimate of the work involved and it's cost. Since the cause and size of the sinkhole is usually unknown until we dig, we regret that a firm price may be impossible.
While the work is underway we will do everything possible to protect your property and make sure that no one is hurt. When the job is complete your property will be graded back to it’s prior condition.
Contact Phil’s Excavating now to have your sinkholes inspected and get an explanation and an honest, fair and free estimate on what work is needed to correct your problem. We are an excavating company that is fully insured, licensed (MA Home Improvement Contractor #146190) and the Better Business Bureau has received no complaints about us in over 30 years of business.
Sinkholes are holes in the ground that suddenly appear, often with no apparent cause. They can be small to very large and they can be dangerous. People may sprain or break an ankle in a small hole while cars and houses have disappeared in large holes.
Sinkholes in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are usually not the large type found in Florida. They are usually caused by rotting organic material such as stumps or construction debris that was buried by a contractor or property owner. An abandoned well, old cellar or cesspool are other possibilities.
A homeowner can attempt to fill in a small hole but if the hole opens up again it’s best to have the hole dug out by an excavating company to determine the cause. Be careful if you try to dig it up yourself. It’s possible that you could fall into an old cesspool or well and get seriously hurt.
Larger holes will have to be dug up by an excavating company. The excavator will dig around to determine the cause. If it’s old stumps or construction material it will have to be removed. Abandoned wells, cellars and cesspools can probably be filled in.
If there is water or wet soil around the hole, it’s possible that a water or waste line broke. The pipe will probably have to be patched or replaced. An underground spring is another possible explanation of wet soil.
Small holes may not be a sinkhole but a hole dug by an animal such as a groundhog or skunk. Look for signs that the hole was dug by an animal. Until the animal goes away or dies it’s impossible to get rid of the hole. Trapping the animal and bringing them to a distant wooded area is probably the best way to get rid of the pests. Just beware that there is probably more than one animal and the process will have to repeated a number of times.
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CUSTOMER REVIEW OF PHIL'S EXCAVATING
- "More important even than the exceptional quality of your work has been the kind spirit of mentorship with which you have continually offered us advice throughout various stages of the project. From the building of the knee walls in the basement to the final grading for the front porch, to the design of the driveway, Kerry and I have relied upon your experience and gracious advice to make important decisions on what we envision as our forever home. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results.” Excerpt from letter - Sam & Kerry Cowell Bellingham -------------------------------------------------
Phil's Landscaping & Excavating, Inc. DBA PHIL'S EXCAVATING
375 CENTER ST.
BELLINGHAM, MA 02019
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