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San Diego County's Best Value Since 1999

Over 30 Years of Experience Expert Workmanship Locally & Family Owned

North San Diego's One-Call Solution for Excavation, Grading, Trenching, Demolition, Underground Utility Installation & Service Upgrades

Welcome to Hidden Valley Backhoe & Trucking, Inc., the best choice for excavation, grading, soil compaction, and other backhoe services in Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Oceanside, and surrounding cities in San Diego North County. As a licensed general engineering contractor with more than 20 years of experience, we’re qualified to provide all of the following services:

  • Concrete & asphalt demolition
  • Above/underground structural demolition
  • Land clearing and grubbing
  • Junk removal and hauling
  • Excavating and trenching
  • Underground utility installation/repair
  • Utility service upgrades
  • Rough and finish grading
  • Soil compaction/re-compaction
  • Soil import and export
  • Asphalt paving and repairs
  • Concrete flatwork and repairs

Since 1999, Hidden Valley Backhoe has successfully completed thousands of projects, from fixing slopes and correcting drainage issues, to laying thousands of linear feet of underground piping, to clearing a site and laying the concrete foundation. With our broad range of capabilities, we're able to handle a diverse range of residential, commercial, and industrial projects. As a testament to the high quality of our work, honest business practices, reliability, and fair rates, we're trusted by many prominent developers, builders, architects, engineers, and property owners throughout Southern California and receive more than a third of our business from client referrals.

Site Preparation Services in Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, & Fairbanks Ranch, Including Soil Import/Export, Compaction, Concrete Flatwork & Asphalt Paving

When it comes to general engineering contractors, extensive first-hand experience is critical. It is only by directly working in the field on a wide variety of jobs that a contractor becomes an expert in operating heavy machinery, reading engineering plans, working with municipalities, and knowing how to make sure that every project is completed safely, successfully, and in a timely manner. Everyone on our team has between 15 and 30 years of experience working with heavy machinery and is thoroughly knowledgeable in all aspects of demolition, grading, excavation, soil compaction, underground utility installation (water, sewer, septic, gas, electric, cable, and telephone), asphalt paving, and concrete work. Additionally, we're a San Diego Gas & Electric Certified Gas Pipeline Backfiller, which means that we're permitted to work on and around gas lines and specialize in electrical panel upgrades. With our qualifications, excellent reputation, and extensive experience, you can be confident that Hidden Valley Backhoe will perform all work to code and follow the industry's best practices.

Providing Excavating and Other Backhoe Services to Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia, Del Mar, Carlsbad, & Surrounding Areas

Call us today for a free consultation and estimate. We're open from 7 am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, and welcome requests for emergency water or sewer line repairs. We accept, cash, check, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) and provide a 10% military and first responder discount. We stand behind the quality of our work with a written guarantee.



These guys are an excellent option for backhoe and civil work. We have used them numerous times for government and non-government work; they have provided clear pricing and not come back asking for more. They go all over SD County and I always recommend them to anyone looking for these type of services.

Blane O. Bonita, CA Via Yelp Testimonial


I needed an area excavated for a driveway. They were prompt to respond, reasonably priced, very friendly and professional and got the job done two days after my initial call. Even cleaned up after themselves!!!

Jane H., Escondido, CA Via Yelp Testimonial


Really great experience working with these guys. Help me move a lot of debris left by another contractor. Was reasonable and very professional. I would hire him again.

Sophie H., Pasadena, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

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Recent Projects

  • Re-Compaction & Grading Encinitas We removed all the vegetation from this ½ acre vacant lot in Encinitas, CA, and custom graded the land in preparation for a brand new custom built home. The soil was re-compacted to 90% and perfectly graded to match the benchmark.
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Hidden Valley Backhoe & Trucking, Inc. is a non-union, Class A Licensed General Engineering Contractor that serves cities throughout all of San Diego County. This includes but is not limited to:
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