Factors That Can Affect the Result of Your Excavation Techniques

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Excavation techniques have been very useful since the olden times. These were used mainly for treasure hunting purposes and studying old artifacts buried deep during the time of wars. However, before you or a contractor can apply any of the different excavation services, there are certain things to be done first. The soil should be tested and studied first to make sure that the area or site is viable for excavation. This is the basic step every contractor should always remember especially when construction work is to be done. If the area is good, then the next thing you should do is to choose among the available excavation techniques that will be employed on the site.

Excavation techniques have different types. Each of these excavation techniques and methods actually correspond for a main purpose. This can be for digging shallow, deep or really deep excavations for drainages or to simply renew the soil in the area. You can do it too if you so not have the budget to hire a licensed and expert excavator to do the work. However, you need to be certain that you are familiar with these excavation techniques and you know how to employ them just in case DIY solution is the only option you have.

Besides studying the soil, another factor you should consider before excavation is the surrounding area. Why? This will help you determine if you can excavate a deep or shallow hole in the site. If there are lots of commercial buildings as well as residential buildings then you can only dig a shallow one. But if the area has only light volume of properties and buildings, commercial or residential, then you can dig a hole that is quite deep. You need to do this to avoid affecting the areas around you and causing destructive effects.

Do a thorough research on the excavation project you will be doing and consider all the factors that can contribute a great effect on your work so that errors will be avoided on the process and to guarantee a work that is almost perfectly done. It would be better if you will still consult a professional or an excavation company to know which of the excavation techniques will be the most effective and convenient for you to use. They can even give you suggestions in doing your project. This way, your excavation will surely be a success.

For more information visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/excavations.htm

Excavation Techniques Before and After

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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/

 

Equipments Used With the Different Excavation Techniques

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Excavation is a process that comes with tons of other work to be done like digging, loading soil and dirt, transferring them, and unloading. To apply excavation techniques is one thing you can do to make the job done faster. However, if you have exaction equipments then you fill finish your job half the time when you are doing it manually with the different excavation techniques. Your time is twice or thrice as long when you are using hand tools such as shovels and wheel barrows to do all the tasks that needs to be finished. If you have a machinery to do all this, your time will be reduced to 1/3.

One of the excavation equipments used in deep excavation of holes or pits is the excavator. The excavator is usually used when for excavation techniques that require really deep excavations such as vertical excavation, trenching and hybrid excavation. This machinery is very convenient, helpful and the perfect partner for the specific excavation techniques you use in creating a pit especially for house and building construction purposes. Why? It will be a lot easier for you to dig, move and transport dirt, gravel and rocks from your site to another. This equipment makes use of an articulated arm comprising of a bucket and teeth that digs trenches and holes. This machinery was actually based on the equipment used in the 20th century which is the steam shovel in performing excavation techniques and methods.

But if you only need shallow pits, you can use simple excavation techniques and hand tools to perform an excavation process. Excavation techniques that require this type of tools is the horizontal excavation.

However, when you are performing or applying excavation techniques in a specific area or site, you should consider a few things so that you have a successful excavation process. You need to be sure if other properties and establishments won’t be affected especially when you use heavy machineries when digging deep holes and pits. If you fail to do this, you will suffer from more consequences and negative effects. Also, your project itself or construction will be ineffective and not successful as well. And one last thing, make sure that the excavation equipments, machineries or tools you will be using to perform a specific excavation technique is the right one and you need to be certain that you know how to make use of them.

For more information visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excavator

 

 

Different Excavation Techniques Used For Construction

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Construction is a very complex activity and requires lot of work to be done. When you are getting started with a construction work, the very first thing that needs to be done on the area is excavation.  What is excavation? Excavation is often used in digging holes for archaeological purposes – meaning, studying the soil or looking for old artifact and treasures left from the medieval times or during the time of war. However, excavation is also important in the field of building and house constructions. Excavation techniques are used to dig holes before starting a construction. This hole can be used for drainage purposes or to plainly renew the soil content.

There is a lot of excavation techniques used in every construction nowadays. Every excavation technique has its own purpose for usage. Below are some of the widely used excavation techniques today and why it is specifically used.

1. Horizontal Excavation

This is one of the excavation techniques used in shallow sites where there is light or no commercial and residential buildings existing at all. This excavation is done horizontally because the danger of structural damages is avoided.

2 . Vertical Excavation

Vertical excavation is the widely used among the excavation techniques. Contractors employ this method in large areas and urban sites where numerous commercial and residential buildings are existent. Every layer of the excavation are is shown one part at a time. This exposes a rocky or soil layer that is something like a vertical shaft.

3. Hybrid Excavation

If you are looking for excavation techniques that do both vertical and horizontal method then the hybrid excavation is the one you should employ because this is already the combination of the two. This technique is done only when the area or site needs a quite deep excavation.

4. Cofferdams

Cofferdams is one of the useful excavation techniques that contractors employ for waterlogged areas. Also, they use this method when the excavated site has a great probability of collapsing.

5. Step Trenching

This method also involves deep excavation. The difference of it from the other excavation techniques is that, steps are made. As you dig deeper, the steps get narrower.

These excavation techniques serve their very own purpose. But before contractors can deal with the excavation of a particular site, they must thoroughly study the soil in the area first and other factors as well. It would be better if you hire professional and licensed excavators. But you can also do it on your own as long as you are familiar with the different excavation techniques.

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