Excavation is the removal of dirt or other materials from their original location. When excavating a construction site, it is important to know what your desired end goal is and how you plan to achieve that. If there is no plan, it can lead to serious mistakes that are time consuming and costly. Taking into account that not all sites are created equal, and some may be more hazardous than others, it’s essential to do your research before you start the excavation process. Below are some of the most common mistakes made when excavating, for you to learn from and avoid in your project.
1. Going in Blind
The most common mistake made when excavating is going in blind. If you do not know what you are digging up or what to expect, you can come across hazardous materials or damage underground pipelines. So, before moving any dirt, contact dial before you dig which will supply maps of underground services and to have extra piece of mind you can contact a underground pipe locator business to make sure there are no unexpected discoveries.
2. Hasty Removal
Removing something as soon as you see it can be quite dangerous. Know what you are looking for and why you are excavating before removing anything to prevent “hasty removal.” In some cases, a site may need to be adequately protected with a fence or could even need to be cleaned up again before the area is back in use.
3. Not Taking Safety Precautions
Not taking proper safety measures could lead to accidents, so make sure you take precautions by removing potentially dangerous materials away from the site and using proper safety equipment while working with heavy machinery. If a site needs to be protected, make sure you take all necessary precautions to protect people, the site and the materials.
Excavation Perth can be a very large undertaking that can sometimes cause more damage than good. However, there are ways to avoid these mistakes. All it takes is careful planning, research, and preparation to make sure that your excavation goes as smoothly as possible.