Your Construction Project Determines The Type Of Excavation Needed!

Your Construction Project Determines The Type Of Excavation Needed!

Excavation is a vital component of any construction project. Whether you’re building a business or home, roads, bridges, or laying pipes and underground utility lines, the site needs to be evaluated and prepared to ensure that it has a solid foundation. The technique entails removing soil, rock, and other materials to create a cavity, readying the site for construction to place concrete and deep foundations.

Excavation projects are dependent on the design and purpose of the intended structure. Here are two categories of excavation methods C&J Construction would like to share with you!

Material Removal Excavation

1. Topsoil Removal

As the name implies, this form of excavation entails the removal of the exposed or topmost layer of the earth’s surface in a manner akin to razing and grading. It’s ideal for laying pavement foundations.

2. Rock Blasting

Excavating through rock is hazardous, especially in large-scale projects where explosives, industrial jackhammers, and sonic technology are used to blast rock slabs. Rock excavation is complex because it cannot be done without special equipment, trained excavation teams, and engineers to clear away rock without damage to self and the surrounding topology.

3. Muck & Mud

Excavation in swampy or high water-table sites can result in the soil being worked up into mud that can damage equipment or become a quagmire hazard for workers. The muck is excavated and transported out to another site or discarded to dry out.

4. Earth Working

This excavation is suitable for founding buildings, bridges, underground utilities, and drainage. The dept of the job requires multiple earth layers to be removed to stabilize the bases for a stronger foundation.

Purpose Excavation

1. Land Striping

Also known as cut & fill, the method is used to clear exceedingly large tracts of land of their topsoil, including rocks, sand, and undesirable soil materials. The land is graded and topped with a unified surface to form the base course for parking lots, golf courses, and large industrial parks.

2. Trenching

In simple words, a continuous trench is dug across a territory to bury underground service and utility lines. Pipelines and sewage systems are also installed in the said trenches. Often the trenches may be excavated for founding unscalable walls or enclosed compound walls.

3. Basement

Basements are underground spaces that have to be excavated and can serve several purposes, from underground parking levels in large buildings to residential basements or commercial storage levels. Depending on the depth, area, and size of the excavation, projects can get complicated.

4. Dredging

Inherent to man-made structures founded in moving water bodies like rivers, lakes, and seas; sediments, and other soil deposits tend to build up around the submerged structural foundations and compromise the support pillars’ load-bearing limits. Dams, bridges support columns over rivers, even transport canals require dredging to keep the structures free of sediment obstruction.

We know we went overboard with some complex additions, but if you need excavation for paving, grading, founding, or a basement project, then you can rely on C&J Construction to carry out the job to a T.

Though Bolingbrook, IL doesn’t have much reason to call for rock blasting on account of healthy workable soil, we are offering our complete set of asphalt paving, concrete flatwork, sewage installation & excavation services in the area. Feel free to contact us for free quotes on an excavation project you need done with quality.