Excavation in Construction

Different Types of Excavation in Construction

In building a new home from the ground up, some people might immediately think about the more visible details of the house; such as the walls, the roof, windows, and doors.

But, one of the most important parts of any home is usually concealed after the house is fully built: the foundation and pipelines underneath.

Above any other part of any construction, foundation can be regarded as the most crucial one. Foundations keep a building together and standing. Just like foundation, pipes are equally important because they make the house an ideal place to reside in.

To be able to build a foundation and lay pipelines, excavation is necessary. But foundation building and pipe installation aren’t just the only cases when excavation for construction projects is used.

As a matter of fact, there are many other types of excavation used in many construction projects. Here they are:

Basement Excavation

In building a standard house with no basement, an excavation is necessary. But, if you are building a house with a basement, you need an even deeper excavation done because basements are typically built below ground level. Most of the time, in basement excavations, the deeper the ground you need to dig, the more expensive it becomes.

Cut and Fill Excavation

As the name implies, cut and fill means cutting or removing topsoil from a certain area and filling another area with this soil to make the surface flat and even.

Trench Excavation

Trench excavations are done for foundation support, for pipe laying work, as well as building of sewers in houses.

Over Excavation

Excavation is necessary prior to building any structure. But sometimes, some problems are only exposed after the initial excavation, such as unstable ground where the foundation should be built. In these cases, deeper excavation or over excavation might be necessary until a more stable ground is found.