Bulk Excavation, What Really Is It?

Article by Mo Gaffar

Bulk excavation is usually needed for large scale projects whether they are domestic or commercial, but really is bulk excavation and why is it even needed? This post will go over these questions to help you gain a better understanding of whether you need to hire a company to do this for your next big project.

What is Bulk Excavation?

Bulk excavation is pretty much a process in which the soil or rock on the ground is moved from one place to the other to create the right surface for a project to take place. This will be done to ensure the surface is at the correct level or height meaning that the soil or rock will either be added or taken away from an area to achieve this.

This process is used for many kinds of major projects like building roads, buildings, lakes and anything you can think of when land needs to be moved. If you are unsure whether your project will need bulk excavation then you can get in touch with our team with any questions you may have.

How Does It All Work?

The general process of bulk excavation is to either add rock and soil to an area so the structure being built will be at a height. Or the other option is removing soil and rock from an area so a structure can start being build below ground level.

Bulk excavation requires a great deal of knowledge and skill to be carried out safely and properly which is why it is important not to attempt this on your own, always call a trained professional in to do it for you.

To ensure the process is smooth and you don’t run into any technical difficulties, the ground must be analysed to determine the difficulty level when excavation is carried out. The ground is usually determined by a few main categories, loose soil which is the easiest to excavate, gravel or clay which is a little bit more difficult, boulders, broken rocks or wet clay which is some of the more challenging materials. Depending on the difficulty of the ground will determine what kind of machinery is needed.

What Equipment is Used in The Process?

One of the reasons you need to hire a trusted company is due to the machinery used. This is a heavy-duty machine kind of task which takes great skill to run. You are not only paying for the workers but the machinery, transportation vehicles and great deal of skill that it comes to run them.

Even the easiest of grounds will usually need heavy-duty diggers and bulldozers to move large amounts of soil or rock every day to get the project completed efficiently.

Contact Our Excavation Team

If you are planning a project which you think you will need an excavation team for then feel free to get in touch with our team on 01384 440057 and we would be happy to help you out and answer any of your questions.