Excavation is an important part of any construction project and is even more important for utility projects. The process uses different tools and techniques to move soil, rock and other material to form a cavity and prepare the area for construction, or to lay new utilities as well as repairing the existing ones, but what are the latest excavation techniques in construction?

When it comes to excavating a site, it can be a difficult decision in which method is the best for your company and choosing the wrong type can be a costly error in both monetary and safety terms.

Excavation Techniques in Construction

Cut and Fill Excavation (or Stripping Excavation) is used to clear large areas in construction. This process involves removing layers of wide and shallow rocks, sand and topsoil, as well as other materials.

Trench Excavation is where the length of which the excavated areas exceeds the depth and is typically used to access or bury services lines, as well as installing or repairing pipelines and sewers. Vacuum Excavation is perfectly suited to this type of work as it removes the risk of breaking power lines or utilities, typically associated with diggers and manual excavation which dramatically improves on-site safety.

Basement Excavation is all about the layer below ground level in an existing building. This type of excavation is used when the construction is set to be completed partially below ground level. It is worth noting that this excavation can be complicated depending on the size of the property in question.

Borrow Excavation is quite different to other types of excavation. The goal here is not to just excavate the material as it also needs to be removed from the area. The efficient form of equipment for replacing Borrow removal is a Vacuum Excavator, in which PIER (UK) have an ever-growing fleet.

Drainage Excavation is used for draining ditches, wastage around structure as well as storm drains, which are located at the shallower depths of combined sewers. With the drainage systems being notoriously small and difficult to reach, Vacuum Excavators such as the PIER (UK) Citysucker, are ideal for this type of excavation.

As the industry leaders in Vacuum Excavation, PIER (UK) will listen carefully to their customers’ requirements and provide a solution that is suitable for the job at hand. You can contact our team through our contact form or alternatively call 01925 228 674. You can also view our latest projects on our social media platforms: FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

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