Smith Excavating, Grading & Septic Services
Tottenham, Ontario

Smith Excavating, Grading & Septic Services

Smith Excavating, Grading & Septic Services is a second generation, family-run business that has been in the community for over 40 years. J. Barry Smith bought his first septic pumper truck circa 1971 and started pumping tanks in Kleinburg and surrounding areas. From there he evolved into septic system repairs and installations as well as basement excavations.

As the years passed, experience and knowledge was gained, and the company grew to include all types of excavating, grading and trenching. From a young age, Mike worked with his dad, Barry, after school, on weekends and during the summer months. In 1988, Mike joined his Dad full-time. For the next 15 years, they worked together building septic systems, digging basements and pools, and maintaining septic systems.

Tragically, Barry passed away suddenly in 2002. After his father’s death, Mike chose to continue on with the family business in his father’s memory but with his own vision. Mike applied his extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of septic systems and general excavation to the new company. He saw the potential of evolving the company to be so much more than just “septics”. Over the last 13 years, together with his wife, Lesley, and his core crew of employees, Mike has expanded Smith Excavating to offer more to their customers.

We specialize in new home builds to offer the homeowner or GC our services of site prep, demolition and disposal, construction driveways, foundation excavation, waterproofing and drainage, retaining walls, site cleaning, septic system design and installation, utility trenching, grading and landscaping. We also offer all of these services individually, both to commercial and residential locations.

While the company has grown so much, there is still a pumper truck running every day, cleaning and maintaining septic tanks just as it started in 1971. We believe that there is so much value added to our customers to offer them the benefit of their installer maintaining their septic system. Mike and his crew are continually upgrading and expanding their knowledge base by attending workshops, courses and seminars about new construction practices for septic systems, landscaping and drainage solutions.

We are M.O.E.E. and M.M.A.H. qualified and licensed excavators, septic system designers, installers, inspectors and sewage removal contractors providing services in Simcoe County, York and Peel Region. We have emergency 24-hour septic pumping service available.

We provide the following services:
  • Site prep - clearing, stripping and stockpiling
  • Offsite fill removal
  • Gravel driveways
  • Foundation/bulk excavation
  • Foundation waterproofing and drainage
  • Site/garbage cleanup
  • Demolition
  • Disposal bins (4, 10, 30 and 40 yard)
  • Septic system design, installation and repair
  • Utility trenching (gas, water, sewer, hydro)
  • Finish grading
  • Landscaping – pools, interlock, stone work, retaining walls, garden design and planting
  • Tree planting and/or removal
  • Commercial and residential septic tank on-call and contract pumping
  • Injector and sewage pump repair and installation
  • Sewer/septic line camera up to 8”
  • Sewer/septic jetter up to 8”
  • Inspection and report on existing septic systems for appraisal/real estate
  • Septic Evaluations for additions/renovations
  • Location and mapping of existing septic tank, holding tank, tile beds
  • Installation of concrete and plastic storm sewers and retention chambers
  • Field cutting
  • Grading for drainage, paddocks, sports fields, etc.


Professional Affiliations

Service Area

  • Vaughan
  • Kleinburg
  • Woodbridge
  • Maple
  • Concord
  • New Tecumseth
  • Alliston
  • Tottenham
  • Beeton
  • Township of King
  • King City
  • Nobleton
  • Kettleby
  • Schomberg
  • Pottageville
  • Bradford
  • Holland Marsh
  • Caledon
  • Stouffville