You’ve probably heard a few quotes about building on top of a strong foundation. But what does that actually mean? Well, the first step to a sturdy foundation for any structure is excavation. Excavation is an extremely important part of every construction project. Every building must hold thousands of pounds and stand up to harsh weather conditions while providing a safe environment for those dwelling inside.
What Exactly is Excavation?
The process of excavation is more than digging a big hole in the ground. Excavation includes moving earth and rock with heavy-duty equipment. Shepherd Earthworks use equipment like bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and forward loaders to excavate. Excavations often include trenching, grading, and landscaping. Whether you’re building a commercial or residential structure, the ground must first be prepared for the construction on top.
Proper Excavation Helps Alleviate Foundation Issues
Poor excavation can lead to a faulty foundation which could cause a whole host of issues for the building atop. At worst, the structure could completely crumble. Some of the less severe effects of foundation issues include cracking, uneven floors, improperly fitting doors and windows, and more. Poor excavation used for other reasons such as landscaping or walls can result in many other issues including flooding and structural damage.
Why the Proper Excavator is Important
Not all excavation contractors are created equally. When choosing an excavator, it’s important to go with a company you can trust that not only follows the rigorous safety requirements but delivers quality work. The last thing you want is for improper excavation to lead to an empty wallet and drawn-out repairs in the future.
Choose Shepherd Earthworks
Shepherd Earthworks provides quality excavation work in the Amarillo and Panhandle areas. No matter your excavation needs, with our 30-plus years of experience, we’ve got you covered. Call now to see how we can help!