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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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2 Important Services That an Excavation Contractor Can Provide for You

by Mike Brewer

Excavating is an important aspect of several different construction projects, whether they be residential or commercial. Because of this, many contractors specialize in excavation so that they can provide a variety of excavation services. This article is going to discuss two important services than an excavation contractor can provide for you. 

Basement Digging 

One of the most important things that an excavation contractor can do for you is to dig your basement. When you build a home that incorporates a basement, it is going to be crucial that this basement is dug out properly. This means that the hole that is dug not only needs to be the exact dimensions for the foundation but also needs to be the correct depth to ensure that it is up to code, resistant to flooding, not going to come in contact with any sewer lines or electricity lines, and so forth. Because digging a hole for your basement is so much more than just digging a hole, it is important that you have the job done by an experienced professional. An excavation contractor is going to work directly with the city to ensure that the hole is dug to meet building requirements and isn't going to cause damage to anything under the ground. They are also going to be able to dig your basement in a quick and effective manner because they will have all of the proper equipment, such as dump trucks, loaders, compactors, and more. 

Retaining Walls 

If you live in an area where the land is slanted and prone to erosion, then you may want to consider having a retaining wall built. This retaining wall is going to allow you to make a certain amount of the land level because the rest of the land is going to be kept behind the retaining wall. In order for this to work, you are going to need to make sure that the wall is properly built and placed to ensure that it is strong and secure enough to withstand erosion. A great way to be sure that your wall is well built is to hire an excavation contractor. They are going to be able to dig and level out the exact amount of land that you would like and will then build a concrete, brick, rock, or other strong retaining wall that is going to be the correct height and width to meet your needs and protect the land. 

Talk to a company such as Rita's Equipment Rental & Trash Disposal Inc to get started.

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