A Thank You To My Father

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Common Concerns About Excavation Homeowners May Need Addressed

Zoe Gonzalez

Having excavation work done to your property can be an intimidating task, and this is especially true for those that are first-time homeowners. If you find yourself needing this type of work, you will likely benefit from having some questions concerning excavation work answered to help you better anticipate what you should expect from having this type of work done. 

Why Should You Have The Ground Tested Before Planning For The Excavation Work?

You might be one of the many people that will attempt to have this work complete for as low of a cost as possible. As a result, you might be wanting to avoid paying for the pre-work inspection, but this can prove to be a disaster. These inspections are designed to ensure that the soil can withstand the excavation work. Depending on the composition of the soil and the slope of the terrain, there is a chance that this type of work can lead to major erosion issues, but these inspections are designed to avoid and compensate for these complicating factors. 

In addition to these reasons, this type of inspection is often required as part of the permitting process. Therefore, you will need the documents verifying an inspection has occurred in order to be granted a permit. 

Will The Work Cause Extensive Damage To The Yard?

Another frequent concern that some people may have is that this type of work requires large machinery that will cause major damages to their yard. Fortunately, this is not always the case, and there are many instances where it is possible for this work to be done without leaving deep tracks or other damages throughout your yard. 

Hydro-excavation is the process of using high-pressure jets of water to break up the soil that is needing to be removed. The debris caused by this work is sucked into a large vacuum truck before being hauled away from the property. This option will not require the digging equipment that can damage your property. Rather, a truck with a large amount of water and a vacuuming truck are typically all that is needed. The workers can run long hoses to reach the excavation site, which can further minimize the risk of damages occurring to your yard. 

When you are needing excavation work done to your property, it is important to be informed about what you should expect from this process. Understanding the importance of having the soil tested before doing this work as well as the fact that hydro-excavation may be an option for your project will make you a more informed homeowner during this type of project. Visit Gerard Excavation LLC for more information.


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A Thank You To My Father

My name is Sara Jenkins and I am the daughter of a plumber. As a young girl, I was not very impressed by what my father did for a living, but I loved spending time with him so I was thrilled each time he asked me to help with a repair around the house. What I didn't realize at the time was that my father was teaching me skills that would prove incredibly useful in my adult life. Today, thanks to him, I have completed a long list of plumbing jobs in my own home without the need to hire a contractor. This blog is my way of saying thank you to him by sharing all of the things that he has taught me about home repairs and construction.