Excavation involves cutting and filling on job sites.
A ‘cut’ in the world of excavations essentially means removing material to lower the elevation of a certain area. The ‘fill’ involves placing material to raise the elevation of a certain area. It’s important for compaction to take place during a fill operation in order to increase the density of the soil material.
With earth excavation and site grading, among the more common issues encountered are inadequate compaction, incorrect elevations, and working on areas that should otherwise not be disturbed.
Improper soil compaction is common, and is typically a challenging issue to resolve. Some of the more common problems involving improper soil compaction include:
– Soil that’s too wet
– Soil that’s too dry
– Soil lifts that are too deep
– Different types of soil
Incorrect final elevations and working on areas that are not specified are more straight-forward issues that can be resolved. The excavation contractor is responsible for their own work, so the only real issue involves identifying the error. The construction manager should understand this potential problem and come up with his or her own solution to rectify it.
Usually, the best solutions include:
– Spot checking on occasions on the part of the construction supervisor
– Checking and accepting the previous work before starting it
The overall project schedule and quality of work can be compromised if mistakes at the site are found too late. In many cases, the solutions seem easy to apply, but can actually be difficult and expensive.
This is why it’s always important to have a qualified, experienced and skilled excavation company do the job. At RRJ Disposal, our excavation experience is extensive. We offer excellent excavation services that include bulk excavation, demolition, and site remediation. No matter if you’re a sub-contractor or homeowner, we’ve got the perfect solutions to meet your excavating needs.
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