Excavation Techniques Before and After


If you are planning to build your own house or a business facility, you must consider all the necessary things to be done to get started. First and foremost, you need to excavate the area or site where you are going to start the construction. Do you know what excavation is? Excavation involves the digging of a hole in the site construction. This hole serves as your drainage, pit, trench or basis for the foundation of your house. This is a method that is commonly used in the field of mining, constructions and also in archaeology.

Since the early times, excavation is already used but with making use of primitive excavation techniques and methods. These excavation techniques makes use of hand tools like shovels, spades and tools that looks like a fork. And, these excavation techniques required energy and manpower skills to be done especially when a deep and large hole needs to be excavated. Then, inventors finally came up with excavation techniques that made use of heavy machineries and equipments. Some of these first equipments were enlarged types of the first tools used in excavation.

The type of excavation technique depends on the excavation that needs to be done. This corresponds as well to the equipment and machinery to be used. If you only need a shallow pit or hole on your site, you can already use shovels and wheelbarrows to remove the soil or dirt and transfer it from one place to another. But if you need a deeper hole, then here plays the role of heavy machineries that will dig and remove the soil in no time.

The machineries often used along with the different excavation techniques include the motor scraper, backhoe, shovel, cable excavator, wheel loader, bucketwheel excavator, trencher, and the hydraulic excavator. You can consult experts regarding this process to make sure that you are making use of the right equipment for the type of excavation technique you are doing. And, make certain of your purpose for the excavation process. Check also if you are applying the right excavation technique for either landscaping, one-pit mining, sewer construction, dam construction, structure or building foundation, or pipeline construction. This way you will avoid anything wrong from happening. Thus, you will also avoid unwanted accidents or bad incidents that may cost you more money and time. Plan your excavation process very well and study the excavation technique/s you will be using.

For more information visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/archaeology/



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