Material hauling services

Large Multi-Site Excavation Services

Taking care of the ground work and all your water treatment needs.

ADS provides development solutions for the smallest of properties to large scale developments that include multi-site construction needs. ADS can come in and join forces with developers to help plan and coordinate multi-site excavation and installation services of systems such as:


decetralized wastewater treatment system

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems

Learn more about how we can help manage your wastewater needs. It’s a necessity, not a luxury. But if you overlook a quality decentralized wastewater system, you can have a real mess on your hands.


We’ll tell you why…

Water Systems Installation Services

Water Systems

We’ll get you the water your development needs. See how we can tie your development in and get your site the running water it needs.  Large scale commercial and municipal water systems are big projects. But not too big for ADS. We’ll get the water to your municipalities and then tie everyone in. We take care of everyone and will design a system that is catered to your development and its unique design.

Material Hauling Services

Site Preparation for Parks & Subdivisions and More

Site preparation creates a foundation for which your development can thrive. ADS never underestimates the impact a great site preparation can have on the longevity of your development. Let us show you the ADS difference. It’s about more than surveying, digging and leveling.

ADS is All the Alberta Foothills Needs

ADS will be there for all your large scale excavation goals within the rural Calgary region. We provide services to projects such as large scale municipal systems, subdivisions in rural areas, golf course developments, resorts, home, parks, RV parks, campgrounds and more. ADS also offers solutions for rural schools, churches, businesses in the region, rest areas and truck stops. Any place that requires large scale excavation, planning and extensive acreage development solutions ADS can take care of you. ADS does it all, but more importantly, we do it right.

Excavation Services Aren’t Always Easy

ADS has been in business for more than 30 years and there’s not much we haven’t come across. However, every development has different needs, goals and ultimately, challenges. But with our expertise and years of experience, choosing a quality service provider such as ADS, clients never have to sweat it out worrying about an unqualified installer, digging holes all over their property and making a mess. When you do the job right the first time, you save lots of time and money that helps you continue to the next phase of your multi-site development project. We come in, get out but always stay connected to help you maintain our services for the lifespan of all of our installed systems. But we understand the need to move projects along. We are one part of a multi-stage development project and we know that reliability is key.



Tell ADS About Your Projects

Tell us more about your rural development site and its multi-site excavation needs. Every project is unique and we’re waiting to hear more about yours. Call us today or fill out the contact form below and let’s get in touch. Begin a partnership with ADS that will make your acreage development goals a reality.


You have Question? ADS Has the Answers

We’re here to answer any questions you have about your multi-site excavation needs, but to start here are some our more frequently asked questions about our popular ADS service solutions.



How much does a septic system cost?

Tough one to answer!  Here’s why … Every site is different, even in a small subdivision each lot is going to have different soils and the soil determines the majority about what type of system can be installed.  Other things that affect cost of a system … How big is your house?  What fixture units are included?  What is the lay of the land on your site?  What future plans do you have for the site?  And the list goes on!!

It’s like asking “how much does a vehicle cost?”  Until we have all the details it’s just a guess

How about giving ADS a call?  We’ll ask all the right questions to make sure we have all the information in order to help you properly and professionally!

How do I know what system I need?

It’s simple really…!  All you need to do is register for a rigorous installers course, take an intensive soils seminar and spend years figuring out the correlation between montmorillonite, clay, peds and carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand…or…how about we just do it for you??

In all seriousness, designing a septic system has become a very detailed and comprehensive procedure.  There are strict guidelines that need to be adhered to and designs can be 80 pages long if the conditions of the site warrant it.

At ADS we want to make this process easier for you rather than harder so let us come and have a look and help you out with your questions.  For more information click on the “designer” tab under septic at the top.

What about garburators?

They are typically very hard on septic systems! They increase the biological loading of the system substantially causing the system to perform poorly and in some cases fail! However, if (and only if) the system has been designed with a garburator in mind, they can be incorporated.

How often do I need to pump my septic tank?

The best way to answer this question is to have ADS come clean your tank and we’ll put you on a suitable schedule for your particular needs.  Newer designed tanks are designed to hold up to 3 years of scum/sludge accumulation but your specific use can alter that timeline. If your tank is older or if your home has expanded, then that schedule could be as frequent as every few months. Call us now to set up an appointment!

What can I put down my drain?

Any organic mater that would normally go down a drain such as hand wash water, laundry water, dish water and toilet water.

You should not put any inorganic liquids down the drain, like bleaches, paints, chemicals, petrochemicals or solvents of any type.

You should also never put anything solid that does not decompose down your drain, like feminine products, prophylactics, toys, garbage, any plastic/wrappers, cigarette butts, coffee grounds or facial wipes.

There are products on the market now that claim to be “Flushable”.  Most of this is sales propaganda and these products should DEFINITELY NOT BE FLUSHED INTO A SEPTIC SYSTEM.

Should the back wash from my water treatment unit go into the septic system?

NO! All brine and flush water from softeners, iron filters, RO units, green sand filters and any other type of water treating mechanism should be diverted AWAY from the septic. Some of the back wash from these units can be very harmful to the biological action in a septic tank, disrupting its natural cycle. Also, many RO units can discharge 4 times as much back wash as they produce in clean water causing a huge increase in hydraulic loading on the system. If (and only if) the system has been designed for the water treatment unit it can be “considered”.

Do you replace pumps?

Of course!! We have several in stock but have access to every kind of pump made!

What do I do if I have a frozen line?

Call us!  We have a steamer for that!  ADS is a full-service septic company equipped with top quality industry tools for all aspects of septic install and repair.

How many types of septic failures are there?

Strangely enough there are several types of septic failures, some you can see and some you can't.

The most common is if there is a backup and you have sewage in your basement.  This will also trigger an alarm so you should see and hear this type.

The next type is, if the tank is improperly used (too much water usage, too many chemicals down the drain or water leaking into the tank).   This can prevent the tank from separating the solids from the liquids properly and solids can be carried out to the septic field.  This will result in plugging up pores of the soil, ending up with a prematurely failed field.

Another common failure is when the septic field is saturated from to much use or the system is old and has served its time.  You may see pooling of effluent on the ground.  It's very common for people to mistake this failure as a spring or something seasonal as the amount of fluid coming to surface can fluctuate making it somewhat tricky to trouble shoot. Always have suspicious “puddles” checked out by a professional.

One common but hard to spot failure is when the septic field was installed in an area with porous earth (gravel, sand, pit run) and the sewage doesn't have enough time for proper treatment and there is untreated sewage entering the water table underground.  This is why you need to hire a trustworthy installer that you can count on to do a quality installation.