About Excavation

Excavation includes more than scraping dirt. It employs a vehicle that has a flexible arm with a tool on the end. The tool can be changed depending on whether the job is digging, bulldozing, boring, sawing, grading, pile driving, grabbing, drilling, crushing or ripping. The excavator can dig holes and trenches, or foundations for structures. It can do brush cutting, mulching and dredging of rivers. You can use excavators to drive in shafts for the footings of structures to be built. On any sites it can be used to break up, dig, lift and move vegetation, earth, rocks, concrete and building components. Rock sawing may be required, either to gain access to soil, or because you want to clear rocks to increase useful land area. Excavation is often used in landscaping, driveway preparation and site remodelling. Also excavation is usually involved in demolition of various kinds. That’s because there is always a lot of material to be broken up and moved. Some excavators are high reach for taking down big buildings. Doing excavation jobs in Sydney has its challenges because the city is built on mostly rocky and sloping terrain. It requires skilled and experienced professionals with the right equipment. They also must work in with other tradespeople involved in the job.

Bulk excavation

Bulk excavation refers to digging out a space to clear it for a development of some kind. It can involve digging down into the ground, say for a basement. The job can be a big complex one like re-designing an entire landscape, roadways and gardens. This would involve both digging out the ground and mounding up rock and soil to create new terrain and building sites. Or it could be as small as scraping a level area for a room extension or garage. The scale of bulk excavation work can be to any size. It’s used in the preparation or clearance of land for residential homes, swimming pools, commercial premises, industries, civic projects and farms. More detailed work can commence once the bulk excavation has been done.

Detailed excavation

Detailed excavation comes in after bulk excavation, or when a job requires more precision and care than bulk excavation can provide. Working in tight spaces and partial demolitions are examples. Detailed excavation is employed to avoid breaking service lines or undermining buildings. Here are some of the tasks that require detailed excavation:

Tight spaces excavation

Tight spaces are very common in Sydney. These are the small gaps between two buildings, or between buildings and fences, stairs and other structures. Narrow lanes are also tight spaces. Tradesmen require specialised skills to do tight spaces excavation. They also need to use small, highly manoeuvrable equipment such as mini excavators. The operator has to be extremely careful not to impact, undermine or in any way weaken surrounding structures. Plus the job must be done very neatly.

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