NAICS Code 238910

NAICS 238910

NAICS Code 238910 – Site Preparation Contractors

Definition of NAICS Code 238910: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in site preparation activities, such as excavating and grading, demolition of buildings and other structures, and septic system installation. Earth moving and land clearing for all types of sites (e.g., building, nonbuilding, mining) is included in this industry. Establishments primarily engaged in construction equipment rental with operator (except cranes) are also included.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS 238910

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

  • Blasting, building demolition
  • Foundation digging (i.e., excavation)
  • Concrete breaking and cutting for demolition
  • Foundation drilling contractors
  • Cutting new rights of way
  • Grading construction sites
  • Demolition, building and structure
  • Line slashing or cutting (except maintenance)
  • Dewatering contractors
  • Septic system contractors
  • Dirt moving for construction
  • Trenching (except underwater)
  • Equipment rental (except crane), construction, with operator
  • Underground tank (except hazardous) removal
  • Excavating, earthmoving, or land clearing contractors
  • Wrecking, building or other structure

Cross Reference Guide for Code 238910

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Earth retention or underwater trenching–are classified in Industry NAICS 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction;
  • Crane rental with operator–are classified in Industry NAICS 238990, All Other Specialty Trade Contractors;
  • Overburden removal as an activity prior to mineral removal from quarries or open pit mines–are classified in Sector 21, Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction;
  • Drilling oil and gas field water intake wells–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 213111, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells;
  • Dismantling tanks in oil fields–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 213112, Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations;
  • Construction equipment rental without an operator–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 532412, Construction, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing;
  • Tree and brush trimming for overhead utility lines–are classified in Industry NAICS 561730, Landscaping Services; and
  • Nuclear power plant decommissioning and environmental remediation work, such as the removal of underground steel tanks for hazardous materials–are classified in Industry NAICS 562910, Remediation Services.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 238910

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Aerial or picker truck, construction, rental with operator
  • Backfilling, construction
  • Backhoe rental with operator
  • Blast hole drilling (except mining)
  • Blasting, building demolition
  • Blasting, construction site
  • Boring, for building construction
  • Building demolition
  • Bulldozer rental with operator
  • Caisson (i.e., drilled building foundations) construction
  • Cesspool construction
  • Concrete breaking and cutting for demolition
  • Construction equipment (except crane) rental with operator
  • Core drilling and test boring for construction
  • Crawler tractor rental with operator
  • Cutting new rights of way
  • Demolition contractor
  • Demolition, building and structure
  • Dewatering contractors
  • Digging foundations
  • Dirt moving for construction
  • Dismantling engineering structures (e.g., oil storage tank)
  • Drainage system (e.g., cesspool, septic tank) installation
  • Drilled pier (i.e., for building foundations) contractors
  • Drilled shaft (i.e., drilled building foundations) construction
  • Dry well construction
  • Equipment rental (except crane), construction, with operator
  • Excavating, earthmoving or land clearing, mining (except overburden removal at open pit mine sites or quarries)
  • Excavating, earthmoving, or land clearing contractors
  • Excavation contractors
  • Foundation digging (i.e., excavation)
  • Foundation drilling contractors
  • Grading construction sites
  • Grave excavation contractors
  • Ground thawing for construction site digging
  • House demolishing
  • House razing
  • Hydrodemolition (i.e., demolition with pressurized water) contractors
  • Land clearing
  • Land leveling contractors
  • Line slashing or cutting (except maintenance)
  • Machinery, construction (except cranes), rental with operator
  • Mine site preparation and related construction activities, construction contractors
  • Pile driving, building foundation
  • Piling (i.e., bored, cast-in-place, drilled), building foundation, contractors
  • Power shovel, construction, rental with operator
  • Power, communication and pipe line right of way clearance (except maintenance)
  • Right of way cutting (except maintenance)
  • Septic system contractors
  • Septic tank and weeping tile installation
  • Soil compacting
  • Soil test drilling
  • Test boring for construction
  • Trenching (except underwater)
  • Underground tank (except hazardous material) removal
  • Weeping tile installation
  • Wrecking, building or other structure
Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 238910

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

NCCI WC (Varies by state): 2702, 5507, 5508, 0106, 6018, 6217, 6252,NAICS 238910
6003, 6252, 5403, 5022, 5213, 5057, 6217
CA WC: 6011, 2702, 5507, 0106, 6011, 6218, 1330, 6258, 6003,
5027, 5213, 5057, 6218
DE WC: 009, 602, 609, 611, 615, 651, 653, 654, 655, 691
PA WC: 009, 602, 609, 611, 615, 651, 653, 654, 655, 691
MI WC: 2702, 5507, 0106, 6217, 5040
NJ WC: 2702, 6042, 0106, 6217, 6039, 1605, 1605, 6252, 6003
NY WC: 2702, 5507, 5508, 0106, 6018, 6217, 6252, 6003, 5701
WY WC: 238910
GL: 97111, 95410, 99315, 91618, 91210, 95410, 94007, 91324, 91325,
98414, 98413, 98415, 99986, 98871, 99987, 47367
SIC: 1629, 1611, 1794, 1081, 1795

Resources: Praxiom, AceGroupTDICalifornia Division of Workers Compensation, Delaware Workers Compensation Manual, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Manual, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Placement Facility: Classification Definitions, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual, New York Workers Compensation and Employers Liability, North American Industry Classification System, Florida Underwriting Guide: Commercial General Liability Classifications,  Standard Industrial Classifications.

The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 238910 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

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