Subsurface rock formations are cleared and relocated through a process known as rock excavation. Rock excavation is particularly challenging, but can be accomplished through a variety of methods, including blasting, trenching, ripping and hammering. The best technique for a particular job will depend on the strength of the rock and the site’s proximity to other structures, among other factors. Rock excavation is essential in remodelling a landscape and constructing many of its features. Read on for more information about rock excavation, as well as reasons why you should hire a professional excavation company to reshape your landscape in Bedford, NY.
Hiring a professional
Rock excavation requires skill, experience and attention to detail because it creates the foundation for your entire construction project. Santucci Construction Corp. utilizes advanced techniques, specialized tools and heavy machinery to execute a precise and professional excavation. Selecting an excavation company may depend on several factors, such as their reputation, the safety measures they put in place and their cost-effectiveness. Consider Santucci Construction Corp. for extensive experience and high-quality results.
Site clearance and preparation
Before rock excavation begins, you can expect your chosen contractor to clear the site of any vegetation, such as trees and miscellaneous structures like large rocks. Any tree roots will also be removed for approximately a foot beneath the base of the excavated hole. The removal of any nearby structures may be necessary should they interfere with the excavation.
Grading a landscape
Rock excavation can be used to grade a landscape so that it accommodates the inclusion of various features, such as patios and walkways. Luxurious landscape designs often contain dynamic curves and slopes to make the design more intriguing. If you have a rather flat, monotonous backyard, you may need to create variation by carving out certain areas and elevating others. This is formally known as ‘cutting and filling’, and is often used to sculpt a landscape. It is also an integral part of landscape construction that must be completed before more exciting landscaping ideas may come into play. In addition to creating a more attractive property, strategic grading can also ensure that rainwater flows away from your home and hardscape, and that it doesn’t accumulate in pools or erode your property.
Clearing space for a pool or water garden
Rock excavation is often used to clear a predetermined amount of rock and soil for the installation of an artificial pond or swimming pool. The accuracy of one’s excavation is essential for the proper construction of a gunite pool, which adopts the shape of the hollowed-out space. Gunite pools offer incredible aesthetic potential, as they can be constructed with imaginative customizations, such as beach entries and vanishing edges.
Forming firm foundations
Rock excavation is used to remove large sections of earth and make room for a structure’s foundation. Depending on the depth and hardness of the soil, the trench may need to be reinforced as more earth is removed.
Foundations are excavated according to a precise, predetermined plan, which is essential to ensure the accuracy of the finished structure. They are set out to support load bearing structures, like retaining walls, so that they remain rigid regardless of natural forces and the passing of time.