Excavation FAQ

While most people are familiar with the concept of excavation, many will give you blank, slack-jawed stares when asked about excavation in practice. In order to fix that, please see the attached excavation FAQ. Knowledge is power, as they say, so here are the top 5 questions people usually have in regards to excavation:

1. Who needs to have an excavation performed?

Well, that is a rather subjective question. Whether or not a person needs an excavation depends entirely upon their own unique situation. However, good candidates for an excavation include anyone who would like to improve their residential or commercial property. Those requiring some form of repair work involving a subterranean component are should also consider the advantages of an excavation.

2. How deep will it be, and will my lawn look horrid after?

Again, the depth to which your particular excavation will go depends on a variety of factors. Most excavations are between 20 and 40 feet deep, but some can go as deep as 70 feet. It just depends. As far as any cosmetic damage is concerned, most residential customers will be pleasantly surprised to learn that such aftermath is hardly noticeable. That being said, if you want to make doubly sure your lawn looks pristine, opt for a vacuum excavation.

3. How much will it cost?

As with the previous questions, your situation, and therefore, your cost, will vary. However, it is estimated that you budget between L50 and L100 per work day. Again, these are merely estimates; your costs will vary.

4. How will the excavation be performed?

Excavations can be performed in a variety of ways, using a variety of tools. Technically, if you scoop out a handful of dirt from the ground, that's an excavation. In practical terms, however, anything from shovels (for ditches & trenches) to heavy earth-moving equipment can be used. Again, if you would like to minimize the evidence of an excavation ever having been performed on your property, you should opt for a vacuum excavation

5. How long will it take?

The answer to this question is solely dependent upon the individual needs of the customer requesting the excavation. If your project is small in scale, it shouldn't take more than a few days to complete. However, if your excavation project is of the larger variety, expect at least a couple weeks. It is worth noting that project length and project cost are directly proportional to one another.

And there you have it. While this excavation FAQ is by no means comprehensive (that would be impossible, quite frankly), it should go a fair way in giving you the tools you need to decide whether or not the contracting of an excavation team or company is right for you. As always, it is advised that you consult a professional with any questions you might have which you feel were left unanswered by this excavation FAQ.

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