Thursday, October 15, 2015

Basement Excavations Open

One of the main problems which can be encountered with basement excavations is the need to provide temporary support or timbering to the sides of the excavation. This can be intrusive when the actual construction of the basement floor and walls is being carried out. One method is to use battered excavation sides cut back to a safe angle of repose thus eliminating the need for temporary support works to the sides of the excavation.

In economic terms the costs of plant and manpower to cover the extra excavation, backfilling and consolidating must be offset by the savings made by omitting the temporary support works to the sides of the excavation. The main disadvantage of this method is the large amount of free site space required.

1 comment:

  1. In order to ensure the foundation of the garage is still sturdy after so many years, excavation is important to uncover any clogs or blockages before being reworked on. Once works are complete, then only can storage be maintained without much worry.