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Most forms of construction will involve some form of excavation as part of the process. There is debris build-up, weather compacting soil, and all sorts of other factors that lead to a need to get into the dirt and prepare it for construction. But the process of excavation uses different tools and techniques depending on the type of construction you’re doing and the land you’re working on. You need the right tools for the right job. Luckily, Rock Tools Attachments can help you find exactly what you need for the right price. 

Topsoil Excavation 

This is perhaps the easiest, or the least involved and invasive, of excavations. This involves, as the name suggests, topsoil. That is the topmost layer of soil on the surface. This means the removal of vegetation, soil, and any decaying materials that sit in the topsoil. This is often done because this soil is unstable and any construction that needs to be done here needs a stable place to lay down a foundation. This doesn’t require too intense of equipment. 

Rock Excavation 

This, in short, means clearing a surface. Often, during construction, an overly rocky surface can impede the progress and the only way to get it fixed is excavation. But this type of excavation is incredibly challenging compared to most other methods. It involves different special equipment, depending on how you want to tackle the clearing. It has to be removed by drilling, hammering, blasting, or pneumatic hammers. It all depends on the type of rock and how much if there is. Keep in mind, this shouldn’t be confused with blasting manmade concrete as part of the construction. 

Excavations by Purpose

You may employ different excavation techniques for different reasons. Cut and fill excavation involves stripping to clear large areas of topsoil, rocks, and anything else. Trench excavations tend to be for burying service lines like pipelines, electric, and sewer systems. It can also be done to lay down foundations for construction. Any excavation done at least partially below ground level is known as basement excavation which can get complicated depending on the property and what is waiting below the topsoil. The final type is dredging where you excavate and remove build-up sediment and debris from a waterway. 

With over 3 decades of excavator attachments experience Rock Tools, Attachments is a leader in finding cutting solutions for rock, concrete, steel, aluminum, and just about any material type found on planet earth. Our quarry saw is used to mine dimensional stone products in limestone, marble, sandstone, and many other types of both sedimentary and igneous rock types. Our quarry saw can be found cutting granite in British Columbia, Canada to cutting Marble in Bari, Italy.

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