NAICS Code 238910 Site Preparation Contractors




This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in site preparation activities, such as excavating and grading, demolition of buildings and other structures, and septic system installation. Earthmoving and land clearing for all types of sites (e.g., building, nonbuilding, mining) is included in this industry. Establishments primarily engaged in construction equipment rental with operator (except cranes) are also included.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Earth retention or underwater trenching: classified in Industry 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
  • Crane rental with operator: classified in Industry 238990, All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Overburden removal as an activity prior to mineral removal from quarries or open pit mines: classified in Sector 21, Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Drilling oil and gas field water intake wells: classified in U.S. Industry 213111, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
  • Dismantling tanks in oil fields: classified in U.S. Industry 213112, Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
  • Construction equipment rental without an operator: classified in U.S. Industry 532412, Construction, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
  • Tree and brush trimming for overhead utility lines: classified in Industry 561730, Landscaping Services
  • Nuclear power plant decommissioning and environmental remediation work, such as the removal of underground steel tanks for hazardous materials: classified in Industry 562910, Remediation Services.

Illustrative Examples

  • Window shade and blind installation
  • Waterproofing contractors
  • Trade show exhibit installation and dismantling
  • Modular furniture system attachment and installation
  • Fabricating metal cabinets or countertops on site
  • Drapery fixture (e.g., hardware, rods, tracks) installation
  • Countertop and cabinet, metal (except residential-type), installation
  • Concrete coating, glazing, or sealing
  • Closet organizer system installation
  • Bathtub refinishing, on-site

Industries Included

  • Aerial or picker truck, construction, rental with operator
  • Backfilling, construction
  • Backhoe rental with operator
  • Blast hole drilling (except mining)
  • Blasting, building demolition
  • Blasting, construction site
  • Boring, for building construction
  • Building demolition
  • Bulldozer rental with operator
  • Caisson (i.e., drilled building foundations) construction
  • Cesspool construction
  • Concrete breaking and cutting for demolition
  • Construction equipment (except crane) rental with operator
  • Core drilling and test boring for construction
  • Crawler tractor rental with operator
  • Culvert or bridge removal
  • Cutting new rights of way
  • Demolition contractor
  • Demolition, building and structure
  • Dewatering contractors
  • Digging foundations
  • Dirt moving for construction
  • Dismantling engineering structures (e.g., oil storage tank)
  • Drainage system (e.g., cesspool, septic tank) installation
  • Drilled pier (i.e., for building foundations) contractors
  • Drilled shaft (i.e., drilled building foundations) construction
  • Dry well construction
  • Equipment rental (except crane), construction, with operator
  • Excavating, earthmoving or land clearing, mining (except overburden removal at open pit mine sites or quarries)
  • Excavating, earthmoving, or land clearing contractors
  • Excavation contractors
  • Foundation digging (i.e., excavation)
  • Foundation drilling contractors
  • Grading construction sites
  • Grave excavation contractors
  • Ground thawing for construction site digging
  • House demolishing
  • House razing
  • Hydrodemolition (i.e., demolition with pressurized water) contractors
  • Land clearing
  • Land leveling contractors
  • Line slashing or cutting (except maintenance)
  • Machinery, construction (except cranes), rental with operator
  • Mine site preparation and related construction activities, construction contractors
  • Pile driving, building foundation
  • Piling (i.e., bored, cast-in-place, drilled), building foundation, contractors
  • Power shovel, construction, rental with operator
  • Power, communication and pipe line right of way clearance (except maintenance)
  • Removal of dams, dikes, and other heavy and civil engineering constructions
  • Right of way cutting (except maintenance)
  • Road decommissioning
  • Septic system contractors
  • Septic tank and weeping tile installation
  • Soil compacting
  • Soil test drilling
  • Test boring for construction
  • Trenching (except underwater)
  • Underground tank (except hazardous material) removal
  • Weeping tile installation
  • Wrecking, building or other structure

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