Before any excavation work can begin, construction experts know that proper site management must first be implemented. The use of a color-marked site plan can go along way toward the efficient use of limited space for necessary entrances, fill piles, and truck access roads. As the work continues, changes to the site map may need to be made along the various project stages.
And, although it may seem cumbersome, avoidance of site planning can exacerbate problems that may delay the completion of the project, cause unnecessary erosion, and incur more costs. With more than 40 years in the excavation industry, we understand the various requirements for any construction site and can help guide you along the way to the completion of your project.
Utility Line Identification
Most utility companies and property owners keep accurate records of where underground utility lines lie. But unfortunately, many times these records are inaccurate due to the fact that sewer lines, water lines, and gas pipes installed long ago, were not removed when newer lines with more capacity were installed.
That’s why before any excavation is done on the construction site, identification of all utilities, including water, gas, sewer main, and other lines must be conducted. One call to the public utilities is often a sufficient means of line identification, however, if the excavation site has been razed or we must conduct demolition services prior to excavation, a private utility line location service may be contracted to conduct a thorough utility line discovery.
Construction sites in the Phoenix area are blessed with many days of good weather throughout most of the year. But, rain does fall, winds do blow, and other intermittent weather conditions also occur, and when it comes to site excavation services, we are somewhat dependent on the necessity of good weather. Without an appreciation of the need to work while the sun is shining, a project may become delayed. That’s why we continually monitor weather forecasts and proactively take advantage of good weather conditions.
There’s also the concern that extremes of weather can affect the performance of construction equipment. While we don’t get much rain in the Wickenburg area, the extremely dry weather we experience here can dramatically increase dust on the job site. Extremely large amounts of dust can harm or reduce the efficacy of the equipment in use. Here at Art Barber Excavating, we are well aware of these weather concerns and take precautions to avoid any delays.
Long Term Erosion Management
While Phoenix and the surrounding areas receive about 9 inches of rain annually, when it does rain, erosion is a major concern. And, while erosion control may not seem like a major issue with site development, lack of proper stormwater management can wreak havoc on your property very quickly. At Art Barber Excavating we take long-term erosion management very seriously so that even after we’re gone, your investment will weather the storm.
When we begin excavation on a construction site, we understand that having an erosion management plan in place is very important. First, we conduct a property evaluation to determine if the condition of your ground is ready for the upcoming construction project. Then, in order to avoid topsoil erosion, water pollution, and air pollution we adhere to long-term erosion management best practices. These include soil stabilization, slope roughening, the perseveration of existing vegetation, and others. For more information call 928-415-8001.
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