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Construction Excavation Types and Processes

Posted on 1/15/19 by Llewellyn's Construction

Construction Excavation Types and Processes

What Are Some of the Different Construction Excavation Types and Processes?

Residential and commercial developers have several reasons to excavate and whatever that reason is determines what type of construction excavation type and process will be needed.

A land developer has raised enough capital to develop a large plot of land for commercial use. The developer would like to remove the topsoil in preparation of development. This is an example of Topsoil Excavation. The topsoil which includes vegetation as well as the upper soil layer, is removed to ensure a more solid ground is being developed on. After topsoil excavation, proper staking of future development can be accomplished.

An attractive plot of land close to a coastal bay area is purchased and is almost ready to build on but, the terrain is a mixture of water and soil known as Muck and this will call for Muck Excavation. This process calls for the removal of the muck so that firmer footing is reached and solid pillar and foundations can be laid. If possible, when working with a mucky area, the mixture can be spread out to dry so that the soil can still be used in other areas if needed.

You buy a piece of old farmland that needs to be excavated and know that there’s rock underneath the topsoil in the area where you want to build your home. The process of Rock Excavation will remove the rocky material areas that will need to be prepared for future development plans. Special drilling equipment and sometimes (for bigger projects),explosives are used for rock excavation. Rock Excavation is timely, specialized and costly so it better be done right the first time!

During heavy downpours, flash flooding has become an issue for many rural areas. Earth Excavation is used to remove enough soil lying underneath the topsoil so that the grade of the area helps improve proper drainage. Earth excavation removes the soil so that culverts can be installed under roadways to help improve drainage rather than creating unsafe road conditions. The soil removed during earth excavation can be hauled away but many times when improving drainage areas, the repurposing of remove soil can help bring other areas up to grade and ensure the improved drainage area continues to work as designed.

Dredging Excavation is the process of removal of soil and sediment that have built up in areas of marine transportation. Many residential coastal areas in Southeast Texas have channels right in their backyard and most enjoy launching their boats right from home but after time those channels have layers of sediment build up and eventually make the channels unpassable. These areas have to use Dredging Excavation on a regular basis in order to keep the channels passable.

When it comes to making plans that involve the movement of earth and soil and you're ready to learn more about Construction Excavation Types and Processes. Llewellyn’s Construction Company is here to help answer any questions you may have regarding the construction excavation types and processes and how our professional approach to dirt work can help you get to the next stage of development.


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