Archive: Excavation

6 Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Your Front Yard

Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Your Front Yard

Americans are busier than ever. Children’s activities take up much of the weekend. Demanding jobs, plus long commutes, make weekday landscaping difficult. So, let’s face it, there’s never enough time for a high maintenance yard. If you you’re looking for low maintenance landscaping ideas for your front yard to free up your time for more fun, read on.

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Excavation Dos and Don’ts

Excavation Safety System

Home excavation projects can range in size from an entire basement, to a foundation for a garage or addition, to a small utility trench. Excavation may also be needed to create drainage space around your home’s foundation that addresses a basement prone to flooding. Whatever the project, as a homeowner you should know what an excavation is, as well as a few dos and don’ts for excavation projects.

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How to Plan a Utility Trenching Project

Sewer Line Excavation

Perhaps you are building your dream home, or adding on to an existing house. You might be upgrading a building or constructing a new one for your business. If you hired a general contractor for your project, he or she would be arranging for the utility trenching and excavation. If you a have a smaller project that does not need a general contractor, or have decided to do the contracting yourself, here is what you need to know about planning a utility trenching and excavation project.

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Estimate or Consultation? What’s the Difference?

estimate or consultation - what's the difference?

If you’re a home or business owner, chances are that you have requested estimates for repairs to your home or building. You may think that estimates are quick, easy and provided free of charge, which most are. However, if your project involves addressing drainage and/or grading problems, building a retaining wall or excavating for a foundation, you need more than an estimate. You need a consultation with a civil engineer who will ensure that your project is completed as efficiently and safely as possible.

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Proper Retaining Wall Design and Construction

Retaining Wall Design

Proper retaining wall design and construction can help make usable space out of a steep slope, provide a place for landscape plantings and even create a level area for a driveway. With proper retaining wall design, you can build a long-lasting and functional structure that will add value to your home or business. Important considerations in retaining wall design and construction are height and length, suitable base, properly compacted backfill and efficient drainage.

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How to Find the Right Excavation Contractor

Excavation Contractor

Almost every home or commercial construction project starts with digging. From site grading to trenching to full-on foundation excavation, it all starts with earth movers and diggers. Because the rest of the project is built on top of this, it also means that having a well-done excavation is critical to the project. As an excavator ourselves, here’s what we recommend to look for in the right excavation contractor, regardless of if you’re inside or outside our service area.

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Excavation: Replacing the Water Supply Line

Open Cut Trench and water supply line pipe.

The water line to your building is a vital part of your infrastructure: but what if it stops working? Today we look at the problems that cause the need for replacing the water supply line and focus particularly on the excavation process and the costs that can turn a basic open cut trench into an expensive process requiring heavy machinery.

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