NAICS Code Description

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. 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) are also included.
Illustrative Examples:
Blasting, building demolition
Foundation digging (i.e., excavation)
Concrete breaking and cutting for demolition
Foundation drilling contractors
Cutting new rights of way
Grading construction sites
Demolition, building and structure
Line slashing or cutting (except maintenance)
Dewatering contractors
Septic system contractors
Dirt moving for construction
Trenching (except underwater)
Equipment rental (except crane), construction, with operator
Underground tank (except hazardous) removal
Excavating, earthmoving, or land clearing contractors
Wrecking, building or other structure

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Earth retention or underwater trenching--are classified in Industry 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction;
  • Crane rental with operator--are classified in Industry 238990, All Other Specialty Trade Contractors;
  • Overburden removal as an activity prior to mineral removal from quarries or open pit mines--are classified in Sector 21, Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction;
  • Drilling oil and gas field water intake wells--are classified in U.S. Industry 213111, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells;
  • Dismantling tanks in oil fields--are classified in U.S. Industry 213112, Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations;
  • Construction equipment rental without an operator--are classified in U.S. Industry 532412, Construction, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing;
  • Tree and brush trimming for overhead utility lines--are classified in Industry 561730, Landscaping Services; and
  • 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.
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238910   238910   238910   Aerial or picker truck, construction, rental with operator
238910   238910   238910   Backfilling, construction
238910   238910   238910   Backhoe rental with operator
238910   238910   238910   Blast hole drilling (except mining)
238910   238910   238910   Blasting, building demolition
238910   238910   238910   Blasting, construction site
238910   238910   238910   Boring, for building construction
238910   238910   238910   Building demolition
238910   238910   238910   Bulldozer rental with operator
238910   238910   238910   Caisson (i.e., drilled building foundations) construction
238910   238910   238910   Cesspool construction
238910   238910   238910   Concrete breaking and cutting for demolition
238910   238910   238910   Construction equipment (except crane) rental with operator
238910   238910   238910   Core drilling and test boring for construction
238910   238910   238910   Crawler tractor rental with operator
238910   238910   238910   Cutting new rights of way
238910   238910   238910   Demolition contractor
238910   238910   238910   Demolition, building and structure
238910   238910   238910   Dewatering contractors
238910   238910   238910   Digging foundations
238910   238910   238910   Dirt moving for construction
238910   238910   238910   Dismantling engineering structures (e.g., oil storage tank)
238910   238910   238910   Drainage system (e.g., cesspool, septic tank) installation
238910   238910   238910   Drilled pier (i.e., for building foundations) contractors
238910   238910   238910   Drilled shaft (i.e., drilled building foundations) construction
238910   238910   238910   Dry well construction
238910   238910   238910   Equipment rental (except crane), construction, with operator
238910   238910   238910   Excavating, earthmoving or land clearing, mining (except overburden removal at open pit mine sites or quarries)
238910   238910   238910   Excavating, earthmoving, or land clearing contractors
238910   238910   238910   Excavation contractors
238910   238910   238910   Foundation digging (i.e., excavation)
238910   238910   238910   Foundation drilling contractors
238910   238910   238910   Grading construction sites
238910   238910   238910   Grave excavation contractors
238910   238910   238910   Ground thawing for construction site digging
238910   238910   238910   House demolishing
238910   238910   238910   House razing
238910   238910   238910   Hydrodemolition (i.e., demolition with pressurized water) contractors
238910   238910   238910   Land clearing
238910   238910   238910   Land leveling contractors
238910   238910   238910   Line slashing or cutting (except maintenance)
238910   238910   238910   Machinery, construction (except cranes), rental with operator
238910   238910   238910   Mine site preparation and related construction activities, construction contractors
238910   238910   238910   Pile driving, building foundation
238910   238910   238910   Piling (i.e., bored, cast-in-place, drilled), building foundation, contractors
238910   238910   238910   Power shovel, construction, rental with operator
238910   238910   238910   Power, communication and pipe line right of way clearance (except maintenance)
238910   238910   238910   Right of way cutting (except maintenance)
238910   238910   238910   Septic system contractors
238910   238910   238910   Septic tank and weeping tile installation
238910   238910   238910   Soil compacting
238910   238910   238910   Soil test drilling
238910   238910   238910   Test boring for construction
238910   238910   238910   Trenching (except underwater)
238910   238910   238910   Underground tank (except hazardous material) removal
238910   238910   238910   Weeping tile installation
238910   238910   238910   Wrecking, building or other structure

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