The method of excavating in a narrow or small space is known as tight access excavation. Professional operators and small excavators, such as 1.7 tonne excavators, are needed. You don’t want a novice operating machinery in confined spaces. Property can be damaged, houses can be damaged, utilities can be damaged, and so on. So, in general, choose a specialist with a strong reputation, quality operators, and top-of-the-line equipment.

Tight access excavation is normally needed when building a basement, as well as when conducting repairs to your property or other work inside an existing structure. This is not a venture for the faint of heart. It is only possible with the use of advanced equipment and machinery. To complete such a project, you’ll need a licensed and experienced excavator operator as well as the appropriate machine size.


Tight access excavation, unlike other excavation projects that are typically undertaken in open spaces, presents a unique set of challenges. Property damage is a possibility in small spaces, so don’t take a chance on yours.

Services Associated With Overhead ​

Overhead obstacles and utilities are a concern, and we must assess our environment while excavating in congested areas. You and we don’t want a piece of equipment to collide with overhead obstacles like power lines or ceilings.

Services in the Underground

Underground utilities such as underground telstra cables, fiber optic cable, electricity, water, and sewer are all services that, if struck with our excavator or bobcat, would shut down the project and, most likely, your street. There are threats, and they’re why you should hire a reputable company like us.

Do you want dependable excavation services with restricted access? We’ve got you covered at Melbourne Rock Retaining Walls! We have the most cutting-edge and technologically advanced mini tight access excavation equipment on the market.

Alex and the team at Melbourne Rock Retaining Walls completed an amazing transformation of our backyard. I would highly recommend them as I was blown away with the level of professionalism, knowledge and communication of the team. Due to the steep gradient and complexities of our site Alex came up with a cost effective solution to assist with maintaining our strict budget for the project and ultimately transformed our yard into a beautiful oasis that we can enjoy for years to come. I would definitely call them again for any future excavation works I have.

Excavation Services For Tight And Limited Access

Regardless of how small or large the project is, our experienced operators are ready to help. We understand how difficult this job can be, particularly if you lack the necessary resources and experience. We are always able to provide you with the best service possible, thanks to our accumulated years of experience and track record.

We are committed to ensuring that every project is completed correctly. Health is also one of our top priorities, in addition to using the right equipment for close access excavation services. We make certain that every member of the team has the proper safety equipment and has undergone the necessary safety training. Because excavation work entails a high level of risk, we adhere to our duty of care and provide our employees with the best possible training. Excavation comes with its own set of risks, which is why hiring a trained excavation specialist is a smart idea; you’ll reduce the chances of an accident.

Excavation on the inside

Our main mission is to provide our residential and commercial customers with high-quality, fulfilling services. We make it simple and effective to complete these tasks with our lightweight and strong excavators.

At Melbourne Rock Retaining Walls, we treat every customer as if they were a member of our family, and we strive to provide services that are reliable, fast, and reasonably priced. We always want to fulfill the job’s requirements and exceed expectations. We make sure to be there every step of the way for any tight access excavation services in Melbourne and the surrounding areas.


We have all the equipment and experience necessary for site cuts and site levelling works. Along with earthmoving works.

Retaining Walls are something we do regularly, we have great reviews on our work with retaining walls. 

We are available for emergency works, in the past we have been called upon to save the day with land slips and service issues.

Sometimes the ground is just too hard, let us make light work of the ground and get your fence, decking or wall built faster.

Rock just isn’t often welcome in an earthworks project, let us make light work the rock in your way.

With larger equipment at our fingertips than most landscaping companies, we have managed to provide our customers with a range of successful landscaping outcomes.

Our fleet of trucks makes Melbourne Rock Retaining Walls a great choice for spoil removal and earthmoving.

With tight access excavation, large scale excavation and spoil removal, retaining walls and site cuts in our skillset, choose Melbourne Rock Retaining Walls for a smooth outcome

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With A Gentle Touch, Tight Space Excavation Services ​

We are a diverse business providing a range of services, from post holes to rock breaking and machine hire. 

  • Post Holes
  • Site Cuts
  • Reataining Walls
  • Emergency Excavation
  • Rock Breaking
  • Landscaping
  • Spoil Removal
  • Rock Retaining Walls
  • Tight Access Excavation
  • Excavation
  • Earth Removal
  • Compaction 
  • Spread And Fill
  • Track Rolling
  • Tipper Work
  • Earthworks Quantity Calculations 


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