Tips Before You Begin Your Own Excavation Project Around The House

Posted on: 5 December 2016

Before you start digging around your house, you will want to make sure that you are taking a few things into consideration. This way, you will not end up with a disaster on your hands.

Contact The Utility Companies

It is vital that you are well aware of where are underground utility lines and pipes are located. It is simply not enough to try guessing where these lines are, even if you believe you have evidence to support you. It is too dangerous for you to start digging and then hit a live electrical wire. If you are digging and break into a septic line, you could cause your soil to become toxic for a while because of the septic waste that you just allowed to break free from the enclosed piping it was in. When you damage such lines and pipes, you will be held financially responsible for them, even if they happen to be owned by the city or township. If you call the utility companies, they can send professionals to your property who will let you know where the lines are. To help give you a visual, they may spray paint a few lines in the grass so you will remember to avoid that area if at all possible.

Rent Quality Equipment

If you are determine to do the excavation on your own, you may want to at least have the best equipment for the job. Look for a local company that rents construction equipment. Explain the type of work that you are doing and that you need to rent the equipment that will help you get that job done in the best possible manner. Make sure that you are asking for instructions if you have never operated such equipment before. For additional assistance, you might want to see if you have a friend or family member that has used such equipment in the past.

Consider Hiring Professional Help

Even if you want to do the majority of the main project on your own, it would not hurt to consider hiring a professional from a company like Haas Construction to do the excavation part. This way, the soil will be moved quickly and without trouble. You will then be able to work on the rest of the project that needs to be done.

With all of that in mind, you should be much more prepared to move forward with this project