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We specialize in all types of excavation

We offer a wide variety of services from  foundation repair to snow removal. The same attention and courtesy is given to both large and small contracts.

We are known for great customer service. 

At Wharff Excavation we give the same attention and service to all our contracts, small and large. We have a 5-star rating online and are BBB accredited. 

We've got the right tools for the job.

Over the last 54 years, we have made a huge investment in equipment and training. We can handle any need you have.

Pool Fill in

Have a pool you no longer use? Create more free space in your yard.

Sump Pumps and Lines

Protect your home from groundwater with a sump pump.

Storm Shelters

Keep your family safe with a underground storm shelters.

Finish Grading

Finish grading is a key to a good looking lawn.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls can turn an unusable space into a usable one.


Install sod and improve the appearance of your lawn.

Downspout Extensions

Downspout extensions protect your home from water damage.

Snow Removal

Stay inside and let a professional handle the snow.


Enhance your homes curb appeal with a new driveway.

Drainage Pipes

Protect your property form erosion and water damage.

Install Culverts

Help direct groundwater with metal or plastic culverts.


Protect your basement from water damage with waterproofing.

Land Clearing

Increase the usable area of your property.


A proper demolition is vital to a fast and successful construction.

Erosion Control

Prevent soil and seed from washing away.


Custom-Built Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms 

Give your family the best protection possible with our high-quality storm shelters and safe rooms. We have a wide selection that varies in size and design so you can find the best fit for your family. 


Family Owned

since 1964 

Wharff Excavating has been central Indiana's most trusted excavators for over 50 years. You can count on us to do the job right.  


Indianapolis, IN 

Why choose Wharff Excavating?


Wharff Excavating has been central Indiana’s most trusted excavators since 1964. We are a family-owned business that gives you personal attention you expect from a small business with the service and skill you deserve. Regardless of the size of your project, we give you our all on every job. On top of amazing customer service, we have unparalleled excavating experience. If your project involves excavation, we can do it. Over the last 54 years, we have built up our fleet of excavating equipment so we can get the job done quickly and cleanly, no matter what it entails. In fact, our scope of services goes far beyond just digging holes. Skim our list of services to see if we can help you out with one or a few projects. Call now for a free estimate

What size excavating jobs do you take on?


There is no job too big or too small for Wharff Excavating. We don’t value projects; we value customers. That means that we treat every job like it is the most important project on our books.

Can I get a quote?


Yes, our excavators will come to your home or job site to give you a free estimate. Once we give you a quote, there is absolutely no pressure to move forward, but we are sure that you won’t find a better quote than the one you get from Wharff Excavating. We will come to you anywhere in central Indiana to present a quote and get your project started.

Do you dig basements?


Yes! We can dig a basement for your home whether you are building or want to add a basement to your already finished home. We have the experience to dig your basement while maintaining the structural integrity of your home and its foundation. Can you fill in my pool? Of course. Pools are great fun, but sometimes you are ready to have more green space in your yard and forego pool maintenance. We can bring in dirt to fill in your pool so you can enjoy a larger yard.


Do you excavate for storm shelters?


We do. Living in Central Indiana means having to always be prepared for wind storms that may come your way. A storm shelter is one of the most secure ways to keep your family safe during bad weather. Let Wharff Excavating dig a shelter for you today.


What other excavating services do you provide?


We have a number of services that promote the health and beauty of your yard and the structural integrity of your home. Check out our services below to see if we have a service to meet your specific needs.


  • Sod Installation - If you want to increase curb appeal or make your lawn a more enjoyable and comfortable place to spend time, utilize our sod installation services. Having us bring in sod is the perfect next step if we have filled in your pool or done other excavating work that has torn up grass.

  • Finish Grading - We also do finish grading. Finish grading is the secret to a healthy, good looking lawn. Grading evens out your yard to prevent water from sitting in low spots and allows for proper drainage.

  • Wall Culverts - We install wall culverts to prevent flooding and water pooling in your yard. We offer culverts in a variety of materials and sizes to deliver a product that works for you.

  • Drainage Pipes - Save your property from erosion and flooding with our drainage pipes. This large-scale excavating project installs large pipes on your property to redirect water to a more safe and convenient location.

  • Downspout extensions - Redirect water from your gutters to other parts of your property with our downspout extensions. Let our excavating experts keep water from pooling at the base of your home.

  • Sump pumps and lines - Sump pumps are essential for any home with a basement or floor that sits below ground level. The purpose of a sump pump is to prevent groundwater from flooding your home. The pump does this by collecting water and literally pumping it away from your home. When you choose us to dig your basement, we can install a sump pump so you can get the job done all at once and in a timely manner.

  • Waterproofing - There is nothing worse than walking down into your basement to discover you’re standing in water. Wharff Excavating has the equipment and products you need to totally waterproof your basement, potentially saving you thousands of dollars. In addition to sump pumps, we also offer sealants and interior drains to keep your home dry and your things safe.

  • Foundation Repair - The foundation of your home is the literal base that holds everything together. When your foundation is cracked or uneven, it jeopardizes the rest of your home’s structural integrity. We have the equipment and manpower to literally lift your home up and repair your foundation so you can enjoy your house for years to come.

  • Driveways - A driveway is a great addition to your home that provides both convenience and curb appeal. Our excavating experts take your driveway project from start to finish, giving you beautiful craftsmanship that you will be able to enjoy for years.

  • Retaining Walls - Retaining walls are perfect for keeping slopes in place during a flood or especially wet season. They support waterlogged land and make it possible to build in a space that previous would not have been suitable for construction.


Can you help with erosion control?


Yes! Over the last five decades, we have come across properties that have been compromised because there was no system in place to control erosion. Soil erosion is largely preventable, especially if you have a team of experts on your side! Give us a call to discuss preventative steps we can implement to maintain your properties and keep your home safe.


Do you do demolition?


Absolutely! If you are ready to start from scratch, Wharff Excavating can take care of your demolition work. We have all the equipment and safety training necessary to make sure your demo is done safely and correctly.


Wharff Excavating offers both large scale and small-scale excavating services for jobs of any size. Whether you need to dig a basement or just install a downspout extension, we can make it happen for you. Call now for a free estimate!