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Excavation And Sitework Facts

Excavation And Sitework

Here is a fun and informative little read by the pros at Greenbar Excavation on excavation and sitework. Be sure to contact us for any questions and to receive your free quote on any project you may have. Now let’s get to it, here are some things you might not have known:

  • Many construction sites don’t have enough dirt. They often need the excavating contractor to export dirt that has been moved and can’t be used elsewhere in the project. Another problem is that there may not be enough dirt. This could lead to an excavator needing to import dirt to complete the job. 
  • Site planning refers to the further definition of the functional layout for certain buildings or functions on a site.
  • It usually includes three phases: identification, evaluation, implementation.
  • Contractually, excavation contractors fall into one of two categories: a prime contractor and a subcontractor.
  • The excavation and sitework excavator works directly for the owner as a prime contractor. The excavator is a subcontractor and works more directly for the owner.
  • Heavy dirt work is extremely weather dependent.
  • It should be planned according to the owner’s schedule, the time of year and the typical weather conditions in the area. Heavy rains can cause ground to become saturated, making it difficult to do any type of earthwork. Mud must be removed from the machines regularly. A project’s schedule can be affected by weather conditions like wind, snow, or very cold weather.
  • Excavation and sitework can be costly if you are off by even a fraction of an amount.
  • Budget-conscious owners will be wise to choose a site contractor who is known for paying attention to every detail.
  • When purchasing equipment for excavation and sitework, professionals must do extensive research to understand the different applications and their life expectancy.
  • Sometimes, a piece of heavy equipment needs to be used for 10 hours per day.
  • There are four types of excavation: earth, muck and topsoil.
  • Earth excavation is the removal of the ground fill beneath the topsoil layer.
  • Earth excavation is used to create space for foundations and grading.
  • When very wet soil is excavated from the ground, it is called Muck Excavating.
  • After the water has evaporated, soil gathered during muck excavating cannot be used.
  • Topsoil excavation is the process of removing the top layer soil and vegetation to allow earth excavation and compaction to take place.
  • To create compacted soil that can support the structural loads of buildings, topsoil excavation is necessary.
  • When rock needs to be removed, rock excavation is done.
  • Sometimes large chunks of rock need to be cut into pieces with either excavation equipment or blasting.
  • When conditions are more favorable for the installation of pipes or underground utilities, rock excavation is often necessary.
  • Cut and fill is a common expression in the industry of site work.
  • Cut refers to the removal of material from ground to make way for foundations or underground utilities. fill refers to the displaced materials resulting from this process. It can be composed of rock, topsoil, and so on.
  • Dredging is the act of removing sediment from rivers, ponds and lakes.
  • Dredging can be a useful solution to the removal and erosion of particulates and erosion from bodies of water that have been eroded by rain or wind.
  • It reduces flood risk by removing particulate pollutants that move water.
  • Grading refers to the manipulation of ground level.
  • Excavators use equipment to spread soil in a specific area of the land and create a level foundation for the project.
  • Athletic fields must be constructed with trench drains. Often, thousands of feet worth of drainage pipe are installed under the turf, padding, and stone.
  • A stone base is used to support athletic fields. Before the turf is laid, the soil must be graded and padding placed on top of the rock. This step must be attended to by the excavator. He or she will likely use lasers and GPS technology to make sure that the stone is properly laid.
  • Even something seemingly simple like the stone’s size can make a big difference in how flat the surface will be and what precision you have when grading.
  • When rain or wind blows away topsoil, erosion naturally occurs.
  • Erosion can cause land damage, infertile soil, waterway pollution and flooding, as well as landslides if it isn’t controlled. These problems can be prevented by proactive erosion control planning.
  • There are many soil erosion techniques that can be used. These include fiber rolls, blankets and vegetation. Stormwater management and stormwater management.
  • The natural prevention of soil erosion is achieved by planting vegetation. Roots from trees, shrubs and grasses help to keep the topsoil from being eroded by subsurface water flow.
  • They act as a barrier to water flow.
  • Vegetation also reduces the impact of raindrops falling from heaven and slows down surface runoff.
  • Because soil erosion can be especially difficult on sloped land, which makes water runoff more intense and is more challenging, it’s worth strategically grading these areas to smoothen the sloped land.
  • The ground can be stabilized by removing the slopes and cutting the land. These situations often call for the use of retaining walls to keep the soil in place.
  • Stormwater management refers to the use of a strategy to divert stormwater and rain runoff to appropriate channels.
  • Rainwater chutes or runoff pipes can be installed to alter the flow and divert water from erosion-prone areas.
  • These chutes and pipes can direct water to a designated area in order to manage runoff properly, such as a rain garden or retention basin.

These were some things you might not have known about excavation and sitework with Greenbar Excavation. 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:

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