Alton Excavation offers a wide variety of commercial, municipal, and residential services. Our decades of experience is coupled with extensive knowledge of the area’s specific geography, and the best equipment for each and every job. We offer both extensive excavation services and quality installations of retaining walls. Alton Excavation, a division of PDK Cottages LLC, is an established, family owned, excavation construction business that can execute a wide variety of projects for clients that appreciate quality, cost effective work.

Regardless of the size of the area in which you are focusing your efforts, our experienced installers complete each job with exceptional quality, using the industry’s best products and practices at competitive prices, while maintaining a clean working environment.


Alton Excavation offers a variety of excavation services. Our attention to detail and industry knowledge is unparalleled. We have the necessary equipment to help you with most any type of excavation you may need.  From lot clearing & grading to installing culvert pipes that help with drainage issues.  We also dig trenches and test pits and we can also excavate your site and grade to create a driveway or another parking area.  If you have a hill or sloped yard, let our experienced crew come in and grade the area so you can install that swing set or picnic area you have been dreaming of.  The possibilities are endless! We specialize in the following excavation services:

  • Site work and development
  • Land & tree clearing, stump removal
  • Drainage culverts, pipes, etc.
  • Foundation drains/French drains
  • Road construction
  • Test Pits
  • Buried propane tanks and gas lines
  • Well and water lines
  • Demolition
  • Quality installation of retaining walls

Delivered Materials & Aggregates

Alton Excavation offers a variety of landscaping materials and aggregates to meet a variety of needs and budgets. Every job is matched with the right materials to deliver exceptional service.

  • Crushed Stone 
  • Rip Rap 
  • Gravel
  • Loam
  • Mulch
  • Fill Dirt
  • Winter Materials such as treated sand and ice melt

Other Services Offered

  • Snow plowing and removal
  • Firewood Delivery: Both cordwood and campfire wood


We can transform an unusable tract of land into a functional area by installing a retaining wall.  A slope can suddenly become a beautiful, usable area. Proper drainage behind the wall occurs through crushed stone or aggregate backfill and sometimes a drainage pipe is installed, depending on your needs. Our patios merge the indoor with the outdoor providing a place to relax and entertain.  We offer various choices in materials, colors and designs to modify your existing area with a new and updated look. Steps do more than offer access.  They also add beauty to any area by combining form and function into an esthetic and pleasing landscape design.

  • Retaining Walls
  • Patios
  • Driveways
  • Walkways                                          
  • Steps
  • Elevation Changes
  • Fireplaces & Fire Pits