An excavating contractor is responsible for creating the site for a construction project. They are responsible for laying the foundations of the project by turning an abandoned lot, field or building into a bustling construction site.
Excavating is the first step in a construction project. It involves clearing the site and digging the foundation. Excavating goes beyond digging holes and moving dirt. The success of a construction project is dependent on the excavator’s ability to move dirt around and maintain its functionality over time.
It is essential to hire a full-service excavating contractor that has experience in many services so they can handle any challenge.
Construction workers will tell you that complications are common. It doesn’t matter if the problem is contaminated soil or water pipes that are too far from the project area, or if the soil is too soft. Having a trusted excavator with the right tools and expertise can help you save time, money and stress.
Here are six services that an excavating contractor can take care of during a construction project.
1. Project Planning And Preconstruction
Excavating, like other construction trades, is just one part of the larger construction project. To be able to complete the project to its full potential, an excavating company must look at the whole picture. This requires careful planning in the project planning, and preconstruction. They also need to offer their expertise.
It is important to discuss everything, from foundation-digging through soil compaction to erosion control, early in the process. This allows the project to move forward without interruption and results in a well-constructed and long-lasting road or structure.
2. Site Excavation
Site excavating involves land alteration, grade correction, and drainage correction. These services prepare the site for construction of the new structure or road. Excavators dig out the foundation of the building and ensure that it is strong enough to support its weight. They will use compactors to make sure the soil is stable.
Sometimes, projects will require more extensive grading or land alteration. Excavators can literally alter the site’s landscape by using their tools, such as flattening inclines or creating interesting and attractive terrain, or optimizing water drainage.
3. Underground Utilities
Underground utilities form an integral part of modern buildings and require a skilled and precise excavator to install them. Horst’s team specializes in sewer systems, storm drainage and water mains.
Excavators need to be efficient and accurate in everything they do, from digging trenches to connecting pipes to fix old or damaged systems. As with all aspects, excavators must be careful not to interfere with existing utility lines when digging.
4. Road And Infrastructure Construction
It takes a lot to create new or improve existing roads. These services include earthmoving, utility, drainage, concrete structures, and paving.
The road’s foundation is as important as its asphalt or concrete surface. For a road to last a long time, it is vital that the foundation be solid with bumps and fills, dense and compacted dirt, and well-designed drainage.
5. Soil Remedies & Erosion Control
Excavators can use wind and rainwater to manage stormwater. This helps to prevent water pollution, soil loss, habitat loss, and human property damage.
Local municipalities may require erosion control in certain areas. These stipulations can be complicated and excavators must understand them in order to present the best solutions to their clients. Excavators can help prevent soil erosion from occurring by putting up physical barriers or retention basins. This will ensure that the water supply is clean and that the landscaping remains as it was intended. Excavators are often used to remove soil that could be hazardous from construction sites.
6. Demolition And Land Clearing
Some sites are not ready for construction. There are some sites that require more work before construction can begin. Excavators can transform an existing site with demolition or land clearing services into a site ready for construction.
It is important that excavators clear all debris safely and efficiently.
Giving Buildings A Solid Foundation
All of these services provide a solid foundation for the rest. A building or road that is not built on solid ground is likely to fail, no matter how well designed or crafted.
The construction process with Greenbar Excavation is a complex one that involves excavations, digging and moving dirt, and laying utilities.
Greenbar Excavation has been providing quality excavation services to central Oregon for over ten years. We understand the importance of knowing your project. 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. 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