All about 3D Printing for the Construction Industry

3D printing technology has been steadily advancing over the last decade. Also called additive manufacturing, it is now being harnessed and developed specifically for use within the construction industry. Perhaps you are wondering how construction printing services could be utilized in your next project. Here you will find an overview of 3D printing in the construction industry, its advantages and …

The 6 Largest Construction Projects of 2018

When it comes to large-scale construction across the globe in 2018, the standout theme is transportation. Some of the biggest projects keeping commercial excavating contractors busy right now are airports and rail infrastructure projects. Some projects have opened this year, many won’t be completed anytime soon, and a couple are so large they qualify as mega projects. Let’s take a …

5 Deepest Excavation Projects Ever Completed

Despite the rumors floating around your local elementary school, it’s not actually possible to dig a hole so deep so as to come out the other side. It’s not even possible to drill to the center of the Earth as Jules Verne might have led you to believe. But human beings have nonetheless proven to be an intrepid bunch and …

Which Is Better: Underground or Above Ground Utilities?

Installation of new utility cables and power lines often sparks up a heated debate between those who support installation above the ground and those who prefer it to remain underground. While each system has its own advantages and disadvantages, underground installation is usually preferred as it is a safer option. However, underground service equipment is more costly, and as such, …

What Is Involved in Commercial Parking Lot Construction?

Before deciding on contracting for excavation and grading of a commercial parking lot, there are numerous factors to consider. Making the right choice is imperative because a wrong decision in this area can cost your company lots of money. Moreover, the condition of your company’s commercial parking lot speaks a lot about the company’s brand. From your clients to your …

Storm Sewers: How Do They Work

We’ve all seen them before, but most likely never paid too much attention to them. When crossing the street in any city or town, storm sewers are discreetly placed under sidewalks. At times they are even in the middle of a crosswalk, but did you ever wonder how important storm sewers are when it comes to keeping your city safe …

What Factors Affect Trench Stability?

The main reason for a trench during the construction excavation stage is the repair or installation of utility lines to connect the site to the public system or to enhance the public system as the surrounding population grows. Prior to the trench excavation, the civil engineer looks to the surrounding slopes; i.e., retaining walls, man-made or natural ground slopes, that …

Key Steps Required to Excavate a Building Foundation

Site Analysis The first step in an excavation construction service is analyzing the site to establish gradients, soil types, and any potential problems areas, before the plans begin. At this stage the developer and architect may have discussed concept sketches, however, only once the site is fully reviewed can the formal design work begin. Surveying In many cases a survey …

What Excavation Equipment Do You Need for Commercial Concrete Projects?

Commercial concrete projects call for various heavy equipment, supported by precision software and skilled workmanship. This combination allows Merlo Construction to excel as an excavation equipment company ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. Planning Utilizing digital takeoff and modeling software for proper planning and accuracy in each project allows for appropriate equipment identification and deployment. With numerous …

Types of Commercial Concrete Mixers

A commercial concrete mixer may work 8 or more hours – running full time during the working day, so need to be high quality for good lifespans and minimum maintenance or breakdowns. A commercial concrete mixer should provide good mix quality, minimum mix time, and adequate volume. Specialist commercial concrete mixers have different designs and attachments to suit the applications …