Archive: Excavation

How to Find the Right Excavation Contractor

How to Find the Right 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

Excavation: Replacing the Water Supply Line

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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Sewer Line Excavation Process

sewer line excavation process

Buried under the surface of every home’s lawn are utility pipes, and one of the critical ones is the sewage line. While some connect to septic tanks and fields, a majority pipe directly to the sewer mains through sewer lines. This article covers the process for sewer lines, focusing on the necessary excavation for the process and the cooperation between plumbing and excavation contractors to accomplish it.

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Budgeting for Contractor Projects

Budgeting for a Project

Everyone wants to improve their land, be it a makeover for their home’s backyard or the grounds of their office. The question is can you afford it? Today New England Enterprises talks about budgeting: planning out the cost of your project to know what’s within your price range, and to get a better understanding of what makes up a contractor’s estimate. The following budgeting tips are geared towards excavation and landscape construction, our own specialties.

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The Common Causes of a Persistent Wet Yard

Do you have ground on your property that is always soggy or has standing water, regardless of weather? Today we’re going to talk about possible sources for water on your property that persists for months or are always present. These causes are broken into three major categories: man made, spring, and soil. All three of these issues require different solutions, including excavation, landscaping, and grading.

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Call Before You Dig in Massachusetts

A "Call Before You Dig" Dig Safe Marker for a Natural Gas Line.

You might be surprised how much goes on beneath the surface of your property. There are the obvious water lines to your home, but they have plenty of company. Utility companies have been running electrical, natural gas, and fiber optic lines underground for years: these might be deep down, these might be surprisingly shallow, but if you hit one while digging, you’re in serious trouble. This is why state laws and federal oversight regulates the 8-1-1 “Call Before You Dig” programs in the United States that require you to learn what might be under that lawn before you break out the shovels.

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Septic Tank Excavation

Septic Tank Excavation

When we flush our toilets, pour spoiled milk down the drain or scrub off our dirty hands, we normally don’t think about where all that liquid and waste is going. However, if you’ve ever experienced a drain backup or a malfunctioning waste removal system, you can attest to the importance of these systems. A commonly used system is a septic tank. These are large and important systems which need to be done properly because of the expense to the home owner and the danger to the environment if they fail.

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