Types of Excavation in Construction

Excavation is generally used to clear away material to prepare an area for construction. It is an important part of constructing homes, businesses, roadways, bridges, and other structures. Construction companies use several different methods of excavation. Each type of excavation is classified by the material being excavated or the specific purpose of the excavation. Stripping Excavation This type of excavation, …

Dewatering Techniques

Regardless of how much planning occurs before the start of the project, hiccups happen regularly on a construction site. The need to remove surface or groundwater can occur. Digging a basement is one example of an area where the unexpected often rears its head. Although a routine task, things can, and often do, go wrong. What is dewatering? Dewatering is …

Types of Concrete Foundations

For a vast number of people, the construction industry is almost a complete mystery. Even if you walk by construction sites every day of your life, the chances are if you haven’t worked in construction – or don’t know someone who has – the whole thing will remain a closed book. However, the world of construction is a fascinating place, …

Pros and Cons of Slab Foundations

Building a commercial or residential structure is a complicated process, involving many decisions along the way. One of these decisions is what type of foundation is best suited to the type of building under construction. The foundation is key to the usable life of the building. Concrete slabs reinforced with rebar can provide a durable base on which to complete …