Site Development

W. L. French's highly skilled team perform a range of site development and mass excavation services.

W. L. French performs deep excavations for below-grade structures and facilities at logistically challenging urban sites that require excavation support systems and underpinning. Our services include engineered dewatering systems such as well points and deep wells as well as groundwater treatment systems to treat impacted water prior to site discharge.

Our utility construction services include water, sewer, drain, electric duct bank and gas services. Our specific or specialized experience in utility construction includes underground oil/water separators, pump stations, holding tanks, box culverts and utility tunnels. Site conditions in urban environments often require mobilization of specialized or specific equipment and engineer shoring systems to complete our work without interrupting existing utility service while minimizing disruption to the public and abutters.

W. L. French performs specialized excavation, environmental and utility projects with limited scopes of work that often have demanding deadlines and tight scheduling requirements.

Site Development Capabilities


  • Deep Urban Excavation
  • Mass Site Grading
  • Foundation Excavation & Backfill
  • Construction Dewatering
  • Site & Utility Demolition
  • Clearing & Grubbing
  • Drilling & Blasting
  • Crushing & Materials Processing
  • Parking Lot & Road Construction

  • Special Projects

  • Interior Excavations
  • Utility Services
  • Emergency Utility Repairs
  • Excavation Support Systems

  • Soldier Piles & Lagging
  • Steel Sheeting
  • Soil Nailing
  • Slurry Walls
  • Soil Mix Walls
  • Underpinning

  • Utility Work

  • Water, Sewer & Drainage Systems
  • Oil/Water Separators
  • Pumping Stations
  • Infiltration & Detention Basins
  • Electrical & Gas Distribution

  • Estimating Services

  • Budget Analysis & Development – Conceptual thru Construction
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Value Engineering
  • 3-D Earthwork Modeling
  • Scheduling & Site Logistics
  • We are ready to meet and exceed your expectations

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