Groundwork Contractors Providing Bulk Excavation in Sevenoaks
Types of Material Excavation in Construction

Excavation is, in a broad sense, the moving or removal of earth or other materials with machinery or tools. There are many instances where you would need excavation in Sevenoaks and the nearby areas. Groundwork contractors would come in to do excavation for many types of projects, including demolition. When it comes to your foundations, foundation installers may need bulk excavation before laying foundations. We sometimes need excavation for drainage repairs too. 

There are many different types of excavation, and many materials that need excavating for different purposes. Below, we explain some of the common uses of our excavation services:

Why Excavation is Needed?

Before building can take place on a construction site, it needs to be prepared. If there is a building on the site, demolition needs to be carried out. When foundation installers need to start laying foundations, they need trenches excavated. This is so that they can lay the foundation correctly. Excavation is also needed for drainage installation and sometimes for drainage repairs in Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas.

Excavating Materials

There are many different materials that can be excavated. This can occur for many different reasons. We go through the main materials that are excavated and how we approach your project below.

  1. Fine Soils and Sand Excavation

    Fine soil and sand excavation is one of the most used methods. It involves the removal of the fine materials from the area. Almost all excavation, such as bulk excavation, make use of this type. Our groundwork contractors will survey the site and size of the project to determine how we will proceed. 
  2. Topsoil Excavation

    Topsoil excavation is the method of removing the top layer of soil, usually to the rootzone of plants. This is done when we are preparing an area for a patio, for example. Topsoil is removed because it is not ideal for holding a structural load.
  3. Rock Excavation

    Rock excavation is a more difficult type of excavation. It involves the removal of rocky surfaces for construction. This is usually done using specialised equipment, and is very important for foundation preparation. Foundation installers need precise trenches before laying the foundation on a site in Sevenoaks.
  4. Muck Excavation

    Muck excavation involves the removal or spreading of sloppy soil from an area. This sloppy material can be caused by damaged drainage. Our team will carry out drainage repairs before performing the excavation. Usually, we would just spread the muck over a great area so that it dries out after the repair.
  5. Earth Excavation

    Earth Excavation, also known as bulk excavation, combines all other types of material excavation mentioned. This is a large-scale excavation that prepares a site for very large types of construction. Our groundwork contractors make use of specialised equipment for these projects.
  6. Building Material Excavation

    After demolition takes place, the resulting waste materials need to be excavated. We need to ensure we remove any waste materials generated. This will prepare the area for the foundations for a future build. Our team has a Waste Carriers License, meaning they are able to remove all waste from excavation, even the hazardous materials that can result from demolition a building.

Contact South East Groundworks on 01342 328088 for bulk excavation in Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas.


01342 328088

75 Hope Avenue, Hadlow, Tonbridge, TN11 0HD