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Look up at the ceiling over your head, and also think about the roof above it. You are lucky to have that shelter. Of course, you worked hard to afford it, but that point aside — someone else worked really hard to build it. Our point here is that without construction workers and contractors, we would not have homes in which to live. We all value our homes, and of course, we value the other buildings we spend time in, too. Everyone has a different way of showing their appreciation for this work. Our way is to write about construction on this blog. Your way could be reading about construction on this same blog!


Contractors Keep Us Sheltered

Excavation Is A Necessary Part Of Construction

by Glenda Perkins

Every construction job has some kind of excavation that goes along with it. That excavation can be small enough that someone can dig the area out with a shovel but when it comes to very large excavation work, that isn't a viable option. A company that specializes in excavation is going to be necessary in that case. There are a number of types of excavation that any excavation company can do.

Job-Based Excavation

This is one classification of excavation type. Job-based excavation methods and tools are going to change depending on what the particular job is. For example, excavating for a bridge is going to be different from excavating for drainage. When it comes to this classification of excavation, the company doing the work is going to make sure that they are focused on the end job of the site they are working on and will make sure that they are doing whatever is necessary to make those final jobs easier.


Other than drainage or bridge excavation, there are several other job-based excavation methods. One such method is called channel excavation. This is almost more of a clean-up kind of excavation than it is creating a new excavation. Ditches or channels are designed to move water from one place to another, however, they sometimes stop doing that and will need to be cleaned out. That is when the excavation company will use this method to clear out the channel or reroute it as necessary. The company may need to clean sediment out of the channel because as water moves along a channel or a ditch, it will carry dirt and silt with it, and deposit it elsewhere. Eventually, all that dirt, silt, and sediment will build up and slow down the water flow. The people doing the excavation will bring out heavy equipment that will pull out sediment. Channel excavation may be combined with dredging, depending on where the channel is and how deep it is. 

Excavation is a necessary part of any construction job. There are several kinds of excavation classifications and methods. The best way to make sure that the excavation work is done correctly. The contractors will come out and evaluate the site and check out what will need to be excavated and what method they will need to use in order to get the job done safely and correctly. The whole process can take weeks or even longer, depending on how much material needs to be removed and the area that needs to be excavated.

Reach out to a company like Triple J Excavating to learn more.