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Concrete and Asphalt Trenching

Trenching into Frozen Ground? CanWest has the perfect solution to the problem of digging trenches when the ground is frozen. The Vermeer trencher can easily cut through asphalt, concrete, and frozen ground alike, no thawing required!

CanWest provides concrete or asphalt trench cutting for drainage or utilities. We cut trenches inside buildings and tight spaces, over large areas and for fibre optics, natural gas lines, sprinkler systems, underground power and water lines.


Our extensive fleet of trenching equipment includes:

Vermeer wheel

  • Width 3/4” – 4”
  • Depth: up to 18 inches

Electric compact excavator

  • Width: 12 inches to 18 inches
  • Depth: up to 72 inches
  • Fits into tight spaces – no more hand digging

Slab saw cutting (concrete/asphalt)

  • Width: whatever is required
  • Depth: up to 18 inches

Daewoo excavator

  • Width: 58 inches
  • Depth: up to 30 feet

We have a variety of attachments for all our trenching equipment, enabling us to meet your requirements.

If you require more information about our trenching capabilities, please call our office and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Fumeless Interior Trenching

Get your interior projects done safely with our electric concrete cutting services. And, for interior demolition work, check out our state-of-the-art electric demolition robot.

Don’t forget to ask about our concrete scanning services to make sure you know what’s buried in your concrete.

Vermeer Concrete Cutter

New this season is the Vermeer Concrete Cutter. This equipment is ideal is for cutting trenches for lighting, electrical, plumbing etc., cutting 4” wide up to 10” width x 36” depth. It is great for trenching frozen ground, hard packed soil/dirt, and bedrock

Watch our Concrete Cutter in action.