Residential Excavation Steps

Residential Excavation Steps

Residential Excavation Steps

15 October 2020
Construction & Contractors, Blog

The excavation process is completed during the construction of your home and is the initial step necessary, prior to preparing the foundation. If you are curious as to how an excavation is conducted or if you plan on being present on the day that 'ground is broken', review some tips that will prepare you for the start of your home construction project.

The Outline And The Equipment

Before the construction project begins, your contractor will prepare plans and may have an architect aid them in deciding where to set up the home, the design of each room, and any outdoor features that will be constructed. The location of underground wiring and a septic system will need to be identified and these items may be installed separately through an electrical supplier or a septic tank technician.

The home will need to be located far enough away from any other items that will be placed underground and your contractor will likely mark the property to aid the excavation team in determining where to dig. With a large construction project, more than one excavator may be used. This will shorten the length of time associated with the digging and will ensure that the construction project is completed according to plan.

The Excess Digging, Use Of Dirt, And Safety And Noise Concerns

You can be present on the day that the construction process begins, but should be aware of the disruption to the land that you will witness and the overall messiness that is associated with dirt being deposited across the property. Most excavation projects require excavators to create a hole that is larger than what is needed. This process will aid in the installation of basement materials, without needing to be concerned about materials not adequately fitting within the space.

Do not be alarmed by the outline of the hole, since backfilling will be conducted once the foundation is laid and this will provide the property with a normal appearance that won't make it evident that deep digging was performed. Dirt that has been removed from the ground can be hauled off, but you may want to keep some of it either to aid with starting a garden, planting grass seed, or having another construction project completed on the property.

Safety measures should be followed while you are present, including standing away from the hole and avoiding machinery that is being used to complete the excavation. Noise will be apparent while machines are turned on and the sounds may be quite loud during the process. Contact an excavation service for more information.

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