• EXCAVATION CONTRACTOR

    YUMA, AZ

    SplitRock Concrete provides the excavation services you need to tackle any residential, commercial or industrial construction project requiring earth moving, including general excavation, trench excavation, filling, and grading services.

    Excavation contractor conducting landscape excavation in Yuma, AZ

    Excavation Services

    The key to any construction project is quality and safe preparation of the ground around the work site. This can often involve the addition or removal of earth, foliage, and debris to shape the work site for the needs of the project. Whether it's digging out the site for laying a concrete foundation or for concrete formwork, trenching for utilities, moving the earth for a pool excavation, adding a swale for drainage, or shaping the ground for your next landscaping project, SplitRock Concrete's excavation contractors have the skill and the equipment to get the job done safely and effectively, big or small! CALL US today for a free estimate.

     

    Commercial and Industrial Excavation

    Commercial excavation is simply earthwork for non-residential building projects where commerce takes place such as restaraunts, retail stores, or other facilities where end-user goods or services are provided. Industrial excavation supports construction of facilities where materials and goods are manufactured, distributed, processed, etc.  Commercial or industrial construction projects are usually much larger and more complex than residential projects and are typically made of heavier materials such as steel or concrete. 

    This drives the need for clearing and grading large portions of land, constructing more durable foundations and substructures and installing a greater abundance of large supporting utilities. This calls for heavy machinery to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Businesses across Yuma Country trust SplitRock Concrete services to provide the heavy excavation services and equipment they need to make their project a reality. 

    Trench Excavation

    Trench excavation or "trenching" refers to any excavation project where the removal of earth is deeper than it is wide, up to about 15 feet. Applications for residential trench digging can include preparing the ground with a chain trencher or small backhoe for irrigation, plumbing, or gas lines, for example. Larger commercial projects may require heavy machinery such as backhoes and excavators for digging canals, space for subsurface structures, or laying large utility pipes and cables into the ground. Let our excavation contractors at SplitRock Concrete Services know how we can meet your trench-digging needs. 

     

    Safety Considerations for Trench Excavation

    Trench excavation can be a hazardous endeavor and requires careful planning and safety protocols, especially where it involves workers entering the excavated area to conduct associated construction work. The key to preparing for any trench-digging project is ensuring existing utilities and other known subsurface structures or obstacles are clearly marked around the work site to avoid damage to property, workers, and equipment. If work must be done on or near existing subsurface structures or in confined spaces, careful consideration should be made to ensure the appropriate size and type of machine is used to do the work. 

    Residential Excavation

    Excavating or filling for residential landscaping and concrete projects can be challenging with the need to work tough jobs in confined yard spaces. However, our team comes prepared with specialized Bobcat machinery to bring heavy excavating power safely into your front or backyard to make short work of residential excavation projects as well as moving fill dirt or gravel to shape and beautify your property to your specifications.

     

     

     

     

    Trencher used for trench excavation services in Yuma, AZ

    Worker safety is paramount in and around a trench excavation site. A designated competent person should always inspect the site before and during construction efforts to ensure hazards are identified and safety protocols are maintained. Workers are required to wear appropriate protective and visibility gear. Ladders or other means of exiting the trench should be provided within 25 feet of workers. Deeper trenches may need to be covered to prevent workers on the surface from falling. Heavy equipment and excavated soil should be kept away from the edge of the trench, especially in cases where workers are present. 

     

    Additionally, protective systems are required for larger trench digging projects 5 ft deep or greater, which often involve workers operating in the excavated areas.  Depending on the type and condition of the soil as well as the dimensions of the cut, methods such as benching or sloping can be used to physically shape the excavation site to avoid cave-ins. In situations where the soil might be more unstable, or where there is little room to shape the earth around a cut, practices such as shoring and shielding utilize additional support structures or mechanisms to prevent cave-ins. 

    Grading Services

    Proper grading and leveling is an important aspect to preparing any construction site and serves a number of purposes such as providing level, smooth, compacted surfaces for asphalt, concrete flatwork or masonry work, clearing land of unwanted foliage and debris, ensuring desired aesthetics and drainage of the property, preventing erosion, establishing allowable height and depth of additional excavation requirements, and complying with zoning restrictions and other regulations. Our team of professionals is here to provide you with superior residential or commercial grading services for your next construction project. CALL US for a free estimate, today!

    Grading contractor using backhoe loader to provide grading services in Yuma, AZ

    Types of Construction Grading

    Landscape Grading - Residential or commercial landscaping projects often require topsoil removal for irrigation systems, preparing areas for planting or sod/turf, and shaping the soil to improve appearance or ensure proper drainage of water runoff.

     

    Architechtural Grading - Preparation of a worksite for construction of a new home or business often requires reshaping the site to accommodate new concrete foundation installation, removing or adding elevation, sloping and leveling for driveways, turf, or parking areas, and contouring these areas for proper drainage.

     

    Regrading - Regarding entails the general raising or lowering of the land elevation over a given area

     

    Rough Grading - This is the early stage of the project that establishes the general shapes, slopes, and elevations of a residential or commercial grading project. During this step, topsoild is removed, soil composition and desired hardness is established, and drainage contours are developed.

     

    Final Grade -  This step involves finishing the graded surfaces with a material which promotes growth, especially in the case of a landscape grading project. The graded surface is covered with topsoil or other desired material then shaped and smoothed to complete the project. 

     

    Finished Grade - This is the final grade at the surface of a project to include that of the overlaying pavement, soil, or other finishing material. 

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