Need Excavation Services? You May Need These Four Other Services Too

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

Excavation services are unavoidable if you are planning certain construction activities such as installation of utilities, building construction or landscaping. However, the need for excavation brings about the need for other associated earth moving services.

Read on to see what these peripheral services are so that you can make proper arrangements when hiring a contractor:

Backfilling excavated areas

Backfilling refers to returning excavated earth back to the ground. If you are in need of trenching services, you may or may not need back filling services.

If you only need a small area trenched, the excavator can also be used to backfill. However, if the workload is high, the excavators will be busy trenching so you’ll need other machinery for the backfilling. Dozers are ideal for this.

On the other hand, if you’re excavating a large area, you will definitely need separate backfilling machinery. For that, you’ll need to hire loaders. These can move larger amounts of earth and other longer distances compared to dozers.

Transportation of excavated soil

In some excavating projects, backfilling is not carried out. This applies to cases such as swimming pool construction or excavating of building basement/foundation. In such scenarios, you’ll need to plan how to move the mound of earth from the site to another location.

If you can utilize the earth within the same premises, loaders can help you move it. If you need to remove the earth completely from your premises, you will need to hire dump trucks for that. Skip bins, too, may work for smaller earth amounts.

Safeguarding excavated areas

Thirdly, you also have to think about safety. Excavated areas can pose safety hazards as people/vehicles or other machinery can fall into excavated areas. This concern is relevant if your excavated areas will not be backfilled on the same day. To avoid safety incidents, ask your excavation contractor about safety measures such as barricades, safety tape, safety signs and retaining walls (to keep the excavated areas from caving in).

Preparing excavated sites for construction

In most cases, excavation is a preparation stage for construction processes such as building, landscaping, paving or installing pools. Your excavation contractor can help fasten this process by providing site preparation services after excavating.

This includes services such as grading (which can in some cases be done using excavators fitted with grading blades) and compacting. By getting these services from your excavation contractor you can save time and ease the process by dealing with just one contractor.

Talk to your excavation company and find out how they can help move your project along by providing these services. To learn more, contact a company like Townsville Demolitions Pty Ltd with any questions you have.