When planning a large-scale construction project, you will need to prepare for every stage. The first thing you need to sort out is the bulk excavation. This is a big job that needs to be carried out before any other work can take place. Our groundwork contractors have decades of experience working on excavations for our clients in Sevenoaks, Dartford, Bromley, Croydon, Tonbridge, Maidstone and the nearby areas.
Below, we go through all the information you need to know about excavation.
It is, quite simply, the process of removing vast amounts of rock and soil from one area to another. This is usually done for large scale construction projects. It levels out the site and ensures it is the right height.
As an added service, we provide demolition for our clients, removing all waste created before excavating.
There are two ways to complete this type of excavation. Firstly, by removing the soil and rock from the site. The second way to complete excavation is to remove the sediments and then re-use it elsewhere. This increases the height and level of the land.
To ensure we keep waste to a minimum we need to do some calculations. This will cut down on costs for our clients. Our groundwork contractors calculate the precise volume of earth needed to finish the project, making use of a specific software. From this we can determine where the excavated earth can be used again.
It is very important to use the right equipment for bulk excavation. For example, there may be large pieces of rock we may need to remove, this requires specialised machinery. At South East Groundworks Ltd, we make use of many types of heavy-duty equipment to complete the excavations, including:
It is very important that you make use of professionals for your excavation projects. This is due to the specialised knowledge and skills that are only gained over time.
When working on a new project, our groundwork contractors need to know what type of soil we are dealing with. This is to ensure we are making use of the correct machinery for the job. The harder the soil the stronger the equipment. Below are examples of the different types of soil we encounter:
We do not only work on bulk excavation in Sevenoaks, Dartford, Bromley, Croydon, Tonbridge, Maidstone and the nearby areas. We also work on smaller excavation projects. These smaller jobs can be completed for the installation of piping or for a new pond.