The GFM Process

At GFM Enterprises Inc. the process for an excavating project can vary depending on the specific requirements, scale, and nature of the project. Below is a general outline that can be adapted based on your project’s needs. We keep safety and compliance in mind with every excavation project.

Project Planning & Design

  • Define project goals and objectives.
  • Conduct a site survey and analysis.
  • Collaborate with engineers and architects to create excavation plans.
  • Obtain necessary permits and approvals from local authorities.

Safety Measures

  • Develop a comprehensive safety plan.
  • Provide safety training for all personnel involved.
  • Implement safety protocols, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Site Preparation

  • Clear the site of any obstacles or debris.
  • Erect safety barriers and fencing around the excavation area.
  • Install erosion control measures to prevent environmental damage.

Utility Identification and Relocation

  • Identify and mark the location of underground utilities.
  • Coordinate with utility companies to relocate or protect existing utilities.

Equipment Setup

  • Mobilize excavation equipment to the site.
  • Inspect and maintain all excavation machinery.
  • Ensure that all equipment operators are trained and certified.

Excavation Process

  • Excavate according to the approved plans and specifications.
  • Monitor soil conditions and address any unexpected challenges.
  • Implement measures to control dust and sediment.

Material Handling and Disposal

  • Manage and segregate excavated materials.
  • Transport and dispose of materials in accordance with environmental regulations.

Quality Control

  • Conduct inspections to ensure excavation meets design specifications.
  • Address any deviations from the plan promptly.

Backfilling and Compaction

  • Backfill the excavated area using approved materials.
  • Compact backfilled materials to achieve proper density.

Final Grading and Restoration

  • Grade the site to the desired contours.
  • Restore landscaping and vegetation as necessary.


  • Maintain accurate records of the excavation process.
  • Document any changes to the original plan and reasons for deviations.

Project Closeout

  • Complete a final inspection of the site.
  • Submit all required documentation to regulatory authorities.
  • Decommission and demobilize equipment.

Post-Project Evaluation

  • Conduct a post-project review to identify lessons learned.
  • Document successes and areas for improvement.

GFM is a fully licensed, insured, and bonded excavation company.

We take pride in delivering professional and cost-effective excavation services. Our expertise extends to both large and small projects, serving both residential and commercial clients.


15 Diamonds Path
South Dennis, MA 02660