Excavation projects involve much more than digging holes. They involve the removal of earth and soil from an area to form a trench, a hole, a cavity, or a tunnel by drilling and trenching. The excavation also involves using heavy machinery such as excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, and forward loaders.
Excavation work is essential for any construction, mining, or exploration project. In construction, for example, exploration enables the construction of a strong foundation for tall building structures and a stable surface for properties surrounding them.
To get the basics of excavation projects, you need to understand frequently used terminologies in excavation projects. These terminologies include:
1. Bulk excavation: The process of cutting down all materials, including structures and trenches, to a specified level in preparation for structural or road construction.
2. Sloping: This type of excavation where materials are removed in a slanting direction to protect people from cave-ins during construction.
3. Shoring: This is placing temporary structures in place to prevent other facilities from collapsing during construction.
Watch the linked video above to get a visual explanation of excavations and contact a local professional for a consultation about your excavation project.