Have you been told you need to hire an excavation contractor? Not sure what an excavation contractor is, or what they can offer you? When you know that you will need to excavate your property, it can be tempting to DIY in an attempt to save money. However, this often leads to trouble, and eventually makes it expensively clear why people pay for professional excavation services. If you are on the fence about this issue, here are four reasons why you should go with a team of professionals on your next excavation project.
Have you been told you need to hire an excavation contractor? Not sure what an excavation contractor is, or what they can offer you? Read on to learn what you need to know about excavation contractors, including what they do, and why you should hire them.
What Are Excavation Contractors?If you’ve only heard the phrase “excavation contractor,” you probably think their sole purpose is to dig up dirt. But an excavation contractor does much more than that. They use high-quality heavy equipment like bulldozers and backhoes to take care of lot preparation and foundational issues. Excavation contractors work on many types of projects. They can be residential, commercial or industrial. Here are some of the major excavation skills Be Happy Property Services can offer you:
- Foundation waterproofing
- Septic tank installation
What An Excavation Contractor Can Do For YouNow that we have gone over what an excavation contractor is, you’re probably wondering how they can benefit your property needs, whether you are needing residential, commercial or industrial services.
Here is a more in-depth look at what Be Happy Property Services can do for you.
Site PreparationBe Happy Property Services excavation contractors are essential to the early part of any construction effort. We can assist in determining if the soil is firm enough to support the foundation of a construction project. Additional testing can also tell if the construction can support the weight and pressure of the project.
Cut And Fill ExcavationBe Happy Property Services excavation contractors provide the cut and fill excavation work needed for the project to pick up. We clear the land of topsoil, sand, and rock that would make building a foundation impossible. After, we can also remove any unwanted vegetation from the topsoil to make the lot not only more stable but also more appealing.
Operate Heavy Machinery and Make Sure The Project Is Meeting StandardsBe Happy Property Services is licensed and bonded, which means we have a working knowledge and understanding of the safety and on-site job practices required by the Occupational and Safety Hazard Association. We carry liability insurance coverage for our work and make sure YOU, the customer, are both happy with our work and safe. By hiring Be Happy Property Services, you can rest easy knowing your work is meeting all the right regulatory and code requirements.
Ready For Service?Embarking on your next construction project? Look to Be Happy Property Service for your excavation contractor needs. We make sure your project starts with a sound foundation and have the professionals, tools, and technology you need to complete your project in no time. Contact us for a free estimate for your next project!
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Excavation can help to drastically restructure your commercial or residential property. It can also drastically restructure your wallet if you’re not careful. Here are some things to both look for and avoid when excavating your property.
Call before you dig!As always, call your main utility suppliers and request to have a technician come out and mark your property for no dig spots. Most properties are littered with underground infrastructures that supply power, water and gas various hook-ups on the property. Call and have these infrastructures clearly marked prior to turning any earth. Skipping this step will most certainly lead to a busted or broken utility line on your property, and you’ll be left to foot the bill for repairs. Besides being ridiculously dangerous, busting open a utility line will cost thousands of dollars in man hours to repair. Money aside, you don’t want to electrocute yourself, flood your property with endless amounts of leaking water, or suffocate your neighborhood with a natural gas leak. All of these things are very bad news and ought to be avoided. Call before you dig! In Anchorage, simply dial 811 in your phone and the municipality will take it from there.
Excavation depths to avoidWhile digging holes in your property, be sure not to dig a hole too deep or too steep. While the ground may support a 10 foot trench one day, a decent night of rain will drastically change the composition and behavior of your properties soil. You may wake up to buried equipment, or worse, you may get buried yourself while you work. Excavation trenches deeper than 5 feet are required a protective system to prevent cave-ins or collapsing of walls. Depths of 20 feet or more require that the protective system be de-signed by a registered professional engineer or be based on tabulated data prepared and/or approved by a registered professional engineer. Before excavating your property, know how deep you plan to dig and implement protective systems accordingly.
Protective SystemsThere are several protective systems that can be used to ensure your safely while excavating your property. Lets take a look at a few:
- Sloping involves cutting back the trench wall at an angle inclined away from the excavation.
- Shoring requires installing aluminum hydraulic or other types of supports to prevent soil movement and cave-ins.
- Shielding protects workers by using trench boxes or other types of supports to prevent soil cave-ins.