Construction Excavation Techniques

Constructing a building can depend on the composition of the soil, and the gradient of the site. Loose soil and steep inclines can create problems for the stability and structural integrity of a building, leading to sinking and collapse. Excavating the site is a necessary first step to ensuring the ground is level and has a uniform density before pouring …

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 …

How Is Cement Made?

In the age of modern construction, concrete comprises the basis for a variety of structural foundations and flatworks. Almost every construction project utilizes concrete—many to a large extent. Because concrete is such an integral part of contemporary construction practices, the quality and endurance of the concrete are paramount. What contributes to the quality of concrete? You guessed it: cement. Cement …

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Excavation Dos and Don’ts

If you are in the process of conducting carrying out excavation work such as clearing a plot of land, digging drainage channels, and installing new utilities, it is important that you take steps to protect your workforce. Excavation work can be a risky business. Accidents which occur during an excavation can result in serious injury or death. Below is a …