Ottawa is a large city with a lot of variation in its geology. You can find sand, clay, and flat rocks or any combination thereof depending on where you are.

As a general rule, in Orleans the digging is good but there are always exceptions. Some parts of Nepean are good, others are pure bedrock. Rockland richly deserves its name.

The location can give us a general idea of what to expect, but we never really know for sure what the situation is until we break ground. Sometimes the digging conditions are great for one side of a lot while the other side is terrible. Other factors like tree and hedge roots can come into play as well.

When there is hard digging there will be a charge for it. The installers will show you what they’re facing before you’re presented with it so that everyone is on the same page before the job continues.

Does Fence-All make money off Hard Digging?

No! The charge is strictly to compensate the installers for the extra time they’ll need to dig the post holes. There is no mark-up on it.

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Fence-All makes no money off hard digging charges.

How is the charge calculated?

Hard digging is billed on a per hole basis. If you’ve got a dozen post holes that are fine and two that are abnormal the charge will only apply to the latter. The installers will show you exactly what the problem is and give you the count.

More questions?

Your salesman will go over all of this with you before you sign as well. It’s important to us that everyone knows what to expect through the whole Fence-All process, from the estimate all the way to the final installation. If you have questions about hard digging or similar issues we’re happy to answer them. Call 613-736-1122 or hit the chat button on the right during business hours.