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What is Excavation in Construction

Why Is Excavation Important in Construction?

Whether it’s a residential, commercial, or industrial construction project, excavation work must be done to ensure a solid foundation. 

In addition, having robust groundwork will also prevent potential damages caused by weather disturbances and other natural calamities.

But, what do excavators exactly do before construction?  

In this article, we’ll give you an in-depth look at the different excavation projects done pre-construction and why they are important.  

What Is Excavation in Construction? 

Excavation is the process of moving earth, rock, soil, and other materials with the use of tools, equipment, or explosives.

Excavation serves multiple purposes, such as earthwork, trenching, wall shafts, and tunneling. 

However, excavation is most commonly used in construction to lay solid foundations and to grade land. 

Why Is Excavation Important in Construction? 

A properly excavated land will be able to support and withstand the stress of your infrastructure. 

This process doesn’t just rely on the use of heavy equipment. It’s also important to consider the unique characteristics of your home or building. 

Soil stability, water tables, soil moisture, and even the backfill quality all need to be inspected and assessed before establishing each foundation. 

They can ensure future problems with the soil and the foundation, such as cracking and separation, are prevented. 

Different Types of Excavation Jobs Pre-Construction 

Excavation in Construction

Depending on your project, your home or building may require various types of excavation: 

Consult An Excavation Expert Before Any Construction 

From site clearing, site preparation, trenching, wall shafts, and driveway excavation, all of these are done to ensure that your home and commercial buildings are built on strong foundations. 

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