Understanding Construction Costs

Answering Some Routinely Asked Excavation Questions

Having your property excavated may be necessary for a number of projects. However, you may not have much experience with this type of work, and this may make you unsure of what to expect. Luckily, learning the answers to a few of the more frequently asked excavation questions will provide you with a more thorough understanding of what having your property excavated will entail.

How Much Damage Will Be Done to the Property During the Excavation Work?

Some homeowners might be worried about their yards suffering extensive damage as a result of this type of work. However, you should be aware that it may not always be necessary to cause extensive damage to the property. For example, directional drilling allows contractors to dig tunnels underground. By using this approach, it may be possible for the contractors to avoid needing to dig a deep trench. This type of excavation may be more costly, but this can be a worthwhile expense for preserving the beauty of your yard.

Will Excavating Have Long-Term Impacts on Erosion?

Erosion can be an issue that homeowners are constantly having to address. Sadly, if erosion is not corrected, it can make it impossible to grow a lush beautiful lawn and garden as well as pose structural risks to your home. Luckily, it is possible for excavation contractors to take steps to minimize any erosion. For example, it is possible for contractors to use erosion-control netting to prevent the soil from washing away. This netting will hold the soil in place until grass is able to cover the area that was excavated. This netting will not be the only erosion control measure, as these contractors can also strategically place gravel to keep the soil in place.

What Should Be Done To Prepare Your Property For Excavation Work?

Before you have the excavation work done, there are a couple of things that you should do. One of the most important is to have the property surveyed by the local utility companies so that any buried lines can be marked. If you inadvertently sever one of these lines, you may cut off the utilities for many of your neighbors, and you may also find yourself responsible for the repair costs. In addition to having the utility lines marked, you should also take the time to move any large items, such as trampolines or lawn ornaments. While your excavation contractors may be able to move these items, there will likely be additional fees, and this additional work may greatly slow this project.

Talk to a contractor such as Rita's Equipment Rental & Trash Disposal for more information or to get started.