NAICS Code 238911 Residential Site Preparation Contractors




This BLS industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in residential site preparation activities, such as excavating and grading, demolition of buildings and other structures, septic system installation, and house moving. Earth moving 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) for residential projects are also included.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Construction equipment rental without an operator-are classified in U.S. Industry 532412, Construction, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
  • Crane rental with operator-are classified in Industry 23899, All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Dismantling tanks in oil fields-are classified in U.S. Industry 213112, Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
  • Drilling oil and gas field water intake wells-are classified in U.S. Industry 213111, Support Activities for Mining
  • Earth retention or underwater trenching-are classified in Industry 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Contractors
  • Nuclear power plant decommissioning and environmental remediation work, such as the removal of underground steel tanks for hazardous materials-are classified in Industry 562910, Remediation Services.
  • Tree and brush trimming for overhead utility lines-are classified in Industry 561730, Landscaping Services
  • Overburden removal as an activity prior to mineral removal from quarries or open pit mines-are classified in Sector 21, Mining

Illustrative Examples

  • Wrecking, residential building or other structure
  • Equipment rental (except crane), construction, with operator, for residential projects
  • Demolition, residential buildings and structures
  • Septic system contractors, residential
  • Foundation digging (i.e., excavation), residential
  • Dewatering contractors, residential
  • Grading residential construction sites
  • Dirt moving for residential construction
  • Concrete breaking and cutting, for residential demolition
  • Foundation drilling contractors, residential
  • Excavating, earthmoving, or land clearing contractors, residential

Industries Included

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