There are many things you can do on your own, but some things require a professional. One of these things is trenching. This is because trenching can be dangerous if not done correctly. Below are three projects that would require a trenching contractor.
1. Run Water or Power to A Building
If you need to run water or power to a building on your property, such as a garage, a shed, etc., you will have to dig a trench to run the piping and/or electrical wiring underground to the building. If electrical wiring is not run underground, it can be dangerous. Also, piping trenched correctly will reduce the chances of you having problems with water in your building.
You have to understand how deep and wide the trench needs to be, as well as the best place to dig the trench on your property.
2. Dig a New Septic System
If you have a septic system on your property that is not doing well where it is located, and you would like to move it to another area, you will need the assistance of a trenching contractor. This is because the septic tank is buried deep into the ground. It would be difficult for you to dig this deep and to dig a hole that was wide enough. A trenching contractor will also know where not to dig, such as if there are pipes in the way or electrical wiring.
3. Lay Foundation
If you are building a home or other type of building you will have to create the foundation. The foundation is important as it is what supports your home. If you were to dig the land by hand for the foundation, it would take you a very long time, even if you have help. Also, if you have your own equipment, it would likely take you a long time. A trenching contractor has heavy-duty equipment they can use to run the trench for the foundation in much less time and effort.
4. Dig in Rough Areas
If you need to dig in an area that has a lot of rocks, trees, etc., a trenching contractor should do this work for you. This is especially true if the rocks are very large or there are a lot of trees. With trees, there may be tree roots in your way. A trenching contractor can cut through the tree roots without harming the trees. They also have equipment that will move large rocks.
Contact a trenching contractor to learn much more about how they can help you.
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.