• Excellence
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Experience

Call to Schedule an On-Site Consultation

We Are #1 in The #2 Business!

Visa Mastercard American Express Discover
CA Contractor's License #713024

The Best Value in Grading, Excavation and Septic Tank Services
Serving Merced County, Stanislaus County, and San Joaquin County Since 1990

Modesto - Oakdale - Escalon - Ceres - Salida - Riverbank

Expert Septic Tank Services, Grading & Excavating in Modesto, Oakdale, Escalon & Surrounding Areas

For the best septic tank installation and repair, septic tank pumping, utility trenching, and grading/excavation services in Merced County, Stanislaus County, and San Joaquin County, choose A-1 Septic and AAA Backhoe Service. For over 30 years, we've been the preferred septic tank company and excavator for thousands of general contractors, builders, commercial businesses, property managers, city agencies, homeowners, and real estate agents. They trust us because we consistently deliver high quality workmanship and personalized customer service at very competitive prices. Whether you need septic tank repair in Modesto, leach line additions in Ceres, or utility trenching in Salida, we have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to get the job done according to the highest industry standards.

AAA Backhoe Service holds a Class A General Engineering Contractors License from the California State License Board, and has earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We always use the industry's best practices to ensure that all work gets completed on time, in budget, and in accordance with county and city building codes.

Experienced, Trusted Contractor Specializing in Septic Installs, Repairs, Replacement & Pumping, Utility Trenching, and Grading/Excavation

We provide the following excavation and septic system services to Modesto, Oakdale, Escalon, Ceres, Salida, Riverbank, and surrounding areas:

  • Septic tank installations
  • Septic tank repairs
  • Septic tank locating
  • Septic tank riser and lid installations
  • Septic tank pumping
  • Septic tank cleaning and maintenance
  • Leach field installations
  • Leach line additions
  • Septic tank inspections and certifications
  • Underground utility trenching
  • Grading and excavation
  • Demolition and hauling services

We also sell Cleaner Innovations™, a highly effective natural bacteria septic tank cleaner to help maintain a healthy and balanced septic system.

Septic System Design, Installation and Repair For Custom Homes, Industrial Facilities, Agricultural Buildings, Restaurants, County Buildings, and Office Buildings

Our owner has been designing, installing and repairing septic systems since 1985. He is extremely well-qualified to provide recommendations on the best septic system design and layout for properties of all kinds throughout Stanislaus County, Merced County, and San Joaquin County. With a team of highly skilled staff, well-maintained equipment, and extensive hands-on experience, we are fully equipped to handle all the details of complete septic system installation from start to finish. This includes everything from leach field design and installation, to excavating and grading, utility trenching, and installation of plastic, fiberglass, and concrete septic tanks.

Our comprehensive septic system repair services include tank partition repair, removing roots from lines, septic tank replacements, and more. We also offer cost-effective septic tank inspections and certifications for real estate agents and homeowners.

One-Stop Shop for Demolition, Foundation Trenching, Grading, and Excavation Services in Modesto, Oakdale, Riverbank, and Surrounding Areas

At AAA Backhoe, we are vertically integrated to handle construction jobs of all sizes, from utility trenching for sewer, gas, and telecommunication lines, to swimming pool removal, home demolition, clearing and grading of vacant lots, and trenching for foundations, footings, and retaining walls. Whether you need dirt compaction for a construction site in Salida, joint trenching for a new home site in Escalon, or backfill for a new foundation in Oakdale, we are the best choice for excellent workmanship at a cost-effective price.

Modesto's Best Value in Septic Tank Pumping, Cleaning, and Maintenance Services

A-1 Septic offers both one-time and regularly-scheduled septic tank pumping, cleaning and maintenance services for Modesto, Escalon, Oakdale, Riverbank, and surrounding areas. During a septic tank cleaning, our experienced septic tank truck drivers will also look for signs of potential septic system failure, such as cracks and leaks in your septic tank or wet spots in your yard. Our affordable, thorough septic pumping services help ensure a long-lasting, well-functioning septic system, particularly when paired with our septic tank bacteria additives.

On-Site Consultations, Phone Quotes, and Accurate Estimates for Merced County, San Joaquin County, and Stanislaus County

Give us a call today to learn more. At A-1 Septic and AAA Backhoe, we are dedicated to providing 100% customer satisfaction for every client. That's why we offer convenient onsite consultations and competitive bids for contractors, homeowners, and property managers throughout Modesto, Oakdale, Escalon, Ceres, Salida, Riverbank, and surrounding areas.

Hearth 310x120


If you need any backhoe work or septic work, This IS the place to go to. They were very competent and very professional. They showed up when they said they would, did the job right and finished with my greatest satisfaction. I would definitely hire this company if I ever needed them again!!! Prices were competitive and Billing was easy too. I highly recommend AAA Backhoe!!!!

Susan M., Modesto, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Very professional. Great customer service they go over and beyond i e ould reccomend A-1 Septic service to everyone and they have a beautiful truck.thank you A-1 Septic service

Bets C., Modesto, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

View All

Why Choose AAA Backhoe & A-1 Septic

  • Locally Owned & Operated Since 1990
  • Thousands of Septic Tanks Installed
  • All Work Compliant with City & County Codes
  • On-Site Consultations and Competitive Prices
  • Quality Workmanship and Reliable Advice
  • Expert Septic System Design & Installation
  • Thorough Septic Tank Pumping & Cleaning
  • Complete Utility Trenching, Grading, & Excavation
Recent Projects
We Serve All of Stanislaus, San Joaquin & Merced County
Including But Not Limited To:
Contact Us Arrow