Excavating Contractor Utah

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Asphalt is 100% recyclable. Ninety percent of Preferred Pavings excavating is from removing existing asphalt, and soft grade repair. When it comes to asphalt and concrete excavation the existing material is always taken to a recycle plant. It will be turned into a reusable road base that, when specification permits, we will always use in projects. There are recycling plants throughout the state of Utah. No matter your project location we can take the existing material, and have it recycled.

Excavation Process

The major tasks done before, during and after excavation are as follows:

  • Preparing the corner benchmarks
  • Recording initial ground level and checking the size of the bottom
  • Survey for top levels
  • Soil and rock removal to an approved depth
  • The dressing of loose soil
  • Construction of interconnecting trenches and dewatering wells
  • Marking boundaries of the building/ structure
  • Construction of protection bunds and drains

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By Material

There are nine common types of excavation, defined by both material and purpose.

1. Topsoil Excavation

This type of excavation involves the removal of the top layer of vegetation, soil and any other decaying material. It often involves a large area of land materials.

2. Rock Excavation

This type of excavation process is used to remove rocky surfaces that may hinder the building process. This type of excavation is highly challenging and cannot be done without sophisticated and specialized tools, such as blasting and drilling tools.

3. Musk Excavation

This type of excavation involves the removal of musk, a combination of soil and water. Often, this material is undesirable and can hinder the building process. The Utah excavating technicians move it to another area or spread it out and dry it.

4. Earth Excavation

Earth excavation, as the name suggests, involves the removal of underground soil. This excavation process is important as it allows the construction of foundations, trenches, draining wells and other similar projects.

By Purpose

There are nine common types of excavation, defined by both material and purpose.

1. Stripping Excavation

Stripping excavations, also commonly referred to as cut and fill excavations, is used to remove wide and shallow layers of vegetation, topsoil, sand, and other decaying materials. It may also involve grading the construction or demolition site. This process should not be confused with topsoil excavation.

2. Trench Excavation

Trench excavation is a type of excavation that technicians use to form strip foundation and bury service lines.

3. Footing Excavation

This type of excavation is used to support buildings and support bridges. Footings formed during this process help spread out the weight of the building, ensuring it won’t sink or collapse. Footing excavation is done by highly-experienced technicians due to its complexities. It occurs after the construction site has been graded.

4. Dredging

Sediment deposits that build over time underwater can make construction challenging. Dredging helps remove the sediments and debris that form under water. This makes it easy for boats and ships to pass and allow construction projects to continue with no interruptions.

5. Underground Excavation

This type of excavation takes place underground. The technicians use sophisticated or specialized equipment to ensure materials are removed safely and effectively.

How to Choose the Right Excavating Service Provider in Utah

Choosing the right excavation service provider is not as easy as most people think. It can be difficult and challenging at first. But don’t let that scare you. Here are some tested tips you can use to find the right excavation service company.

Excavating Experience

Experience is critical when it comes to excavating. Therefore, you want to ensure the person providing your excavation services knows what he or she is doing. You can tell if a provider is experienced by looking at the number of years they have been in the excavation sector. If they have been in the business for several years now, work with them. They are experienced. Avoid newly-established excavating Utah contractors. Most of them are unskilled and will disappoint you.

Licenses And Insurance

Make sure the excavation contractor you choose is licensed and insured. If they are licensed and insured, this is a sign that they are ready to take responsibility for any mistakes they make.

Soft Grade Repair

Quite often when asphalt or concrete is removed the material underneath has become so saturated with water that it can create soft spots, or sinkholes. When there is a soft spot Preferred Paving will advise to do a soft grade repair. This consists of excavating the compromised material out, and hauling it away. Then furnishing and installing new aggregate stabilizing fill, and road base aggregate on top. This will also be compacted.

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about us

Preferred Paving is a locally owned company. We provide our customers with excavating, grading, asphalt paving, asphalt repair, crack seal, gap mastic, seal coat, and striping. Our objective is to provide quality services with a quality product and create long term relationships with our customers and employees.

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