Soil excavation is often the first step in a variety of residential construction and landscaping projects. While this is a routine type of work, it is easy for some of the basic preparation and planning steps involved with this to be overlooked.
Have A Disposal Plan For The Soil That Is Removed
Many excavation projects will result in considerable amounts of excess soil at the end. Unfortunately, a person that has not effectively planned for this reality can be at a disadvantage when they are trying to manage this waste. This will involve having a service haul away the excess soil so that it will not be left to clutter your property. Excavation for residential construction projects can be extremely prone to producing vast amounts of soil that will need to be managed.
Ensure All Utility Lines Have Been Marked
Prior to starting the excavation work, it is important to ensure that all of the local utility lines that may be on the property have been marked. If one of these lines suffers damage during the course of the excavation work, you may be responsible for the necessary repairs. Fortunately, it can be easy to arrange for the utility companies to mark the lines that may be buried under the property. Some of these services may mark these lines at no cost to the property owner while others may require small fees to be paid for these markings to be made. Additionally, there will usually not be a need for the property owner to be present when these markings are done so that they can avoid disruptions to their daily lives.
Consider The Least Invasive Excavation Solution
There are many different types of excavation techniques that can be used, but this is a factor that property owners may underappreciate. While many situations will require largescale excavation work on the property, there are other instances where a homeowner may need to have more limited excavation work done. An example of this can be having a new pipeline installed or drainage ditches and gutters. Luckily, trenching services are able to provide fairly targeted excavation work for homeowners. This can limit the impacts to the landscaping during the excavation work, which can be valuable for homeowners that take pride in the appearance of their property as it could take months or even years for the landscaping to fully recover after widespread excavation work is done. A professional excavation service will be able to thoroughly inspect the property to determine the most effective option.
To learn more, reach out to a residential excavation service.