Should you go about digging your own foundation? in short, no. Greenbar does not recommend doing your own digging and encourages you to call to get a quote. It is important to understand the differences between excavation and grade when planning a construction project. Although they may seem similar, the two techniques fulfill different requirements. Understanding the purpose of each one will allow you to choose the best way to use them in your future job.
To properly prepare the land for construction, there are some steps you need to take. It doesn’t matter if the project is for a commercial building or a residential addition. The property must be cleared and shaped before construction can begin. Excavating and grading are key components of this process.
Excavating is about removing obstacles and altering the plot’s shape. An excavator will remove any debris, stumps, or boulders that may be found on the construction site and transport them into a dump truck. To create a new layout, these machines dig holes and make dirt piles all around the property.
After the land is cleared of all debris, it’s now time to start the grading. The spade-shaped feature on this heavy equipment scrapes the ground. The sheet of metal rolls along the ground and pushes the topsoil into an even layer. This reduces any pits or bumps found on the property. Contractors can build on this safe and clean foundation. Greenbar Excavation can provide any excavation service that you require. Greenbar Excavation has been providing quality excavation services to central Oregon for over ten years. We understand the importance of knowing what you are working on. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top Excavation companies in Central Oregon with the best contractors. Don’t look any further, go with the company with your best interest in mind! We offer a multitude of services which include:
- Septic pumping
- Drainage Services
- Landscape prep
- Site grading
- Foundation excavation
- Concrete/ prep finish
- Utility trenching
- Septic tank replacement
- Complete septic system replacement
Contact us today with any questions about digging your own foundation and what we can do for you!