Excavating is the physical recording, processing and expose of archaeological remains during excavation. An excavation site is often the region being excavated. These areas range from one to many acres in a single project and can usually be conducted over a period of months to many years. In this process, heavy equipment is used to dig around the site, using various methods such as bulldozers, skid-steers, backhoes, cranes, earth-moving equipment, etc. There are also instances when tractors or generators may be used.Do you want to learn more? Visit Overland Park Excavating Association
Excavating and site preparation are part of the regular site preparation activities that must be performed before any construction project can begin. Excavation is required before any foundation work (basement preparation) can occur, as well as any preliminary projects such as survey, grading, paving and structural framing. The depth of an excavation varies depending on what is being found, but it is usually not more than a few feet. Excavating and site preparation are usually done by professionals and can take several days to several weeks, depending on the scope of the project.
Excavation and grading are different from excavation and site preparation, but is sometimes necessary for the same project. Excavating involves the removal of earth for experimental foundations, the moving of dirt to make way for roads or other structures, and the leveling of the site. Grading involves the levelling of the soil around a base, usually to establish a firm foundation. Ground tests are also performed to check for waterproofing issues.