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Trenching is an excavation technique that is used to create a very specific type of hole in the ground. Trenches are defined as holes that are longer and deeper than they are wide. Generally, trenching is used to create the cavities in the earth for laying various piping used for plumbing, wiring or even structural supports.

While trenching is a fairly common practice, it is also a somewhat complex one and can cause damage to the land as well as injury to trench diggers if not conducted in the appropriate manner. You can count on ATL to get the job done efficiently and effectively. More specifically, in this area we also provide site surveys and consultation.

You can choose either a 4 or 8 or 16 camera system from our stock or we can custom order a system especially for you. All of systems are installed and fully operational before our technicians sign off on the project.


Most trenching projects are best carried out after a survey has been performed. This will ensure that the team is aware of any obstructions that may be encountered in the path of the trench. (Other cables, pipes etc.) Depending on the terrain and the ownership of the land to be trenched, documentation may be available and current and eliminate the need for a new survey.


Site visits are necessary to scope out the work required on a trenching project and also identify the need for a survey or not. They are usually brief and also provide the opportunity for the customer to have some say in the location and finish of the trenching work.


This service calls on the experience of the Trenching team in all aspects of Trenching, site visits, surveys and trenching and finishing.


ATL use state-of-the-art equipment on all of the service lines. Their staff are properly trained on their use and are kept current with regard to safety issues. ATL have a team of engineers and mechanics on- call to keep all equipment operating. Our current equipment includes a CT45 excavator together with relevant attachments, CT16 mini – excavator with relevant attachments, RT 16 Walk -behind trencher and, a HLQ– 27 Road cutting machine


  • Experienced Excavator (CT45) operator 80% 80%
  • Experienced mini – excavator (CT16) operator 85% 85%
  • Experienced pole installing and removal equipment (Grabjohn bucket) 92% 92%