Morgan Services Group Corp

Leaders in the demolition industry in New York City

Tag: excavation planning

Excavation Services 101

At some point throughout the demolition process most construction sites will feature an excavating crew. Excavators are large, heavy pieces of construction equipment that display a bucket or claw-like component at the end of a long arm. Continue reading our blog to learn more about what an excavation does, when they are required, and what they need to be successful.

What are Excavation Services?

Excavation services involve the movement of rock and dirt to create space for construction to begin. While it may sometimes look like simply digging holes, it’s precarious and essential work for site preparation, grading, leveling, trenching, removing contaminated soil, and other soil-related tasks. Sometimes excavation even involves removing structures, boulders, trees and other landscaping.

What Types of Projects Require Excavation?

An excavation crew can be required for a wide array of construction and dirt related projects. Anything from commercial landscaping and site restoration to residential pool installations can necessitate professional support.

How is Excavation Successful?

Excavation requires the use of heavy machinery, special tools, and precise measurements to ensure that adjacent buildings will not be compromised and the work aligns with the architect and engineers’ plans and specifications.

First, exploratory work must be performed to identify underground water, gas, electrical lines and other potential hazards and strategize how to dig around them. Your team should have a level of expertise and professionalism that grants you peace of mind.

Final Thoughts

Morgan Services Group is a leading emergency demolition, excavation, and expediting company in New York City. Over twenty years ago this family owned and operated business was founded on the philosophy of integrity, hard work, grit, and teamwork. Visit our website today to learn more about our array of services and to get in contact with our team.

What Happens After a Demolition?

A demolition is a partial or complete removal of a structure. Dramatized scenes of demolitions portrayed in the entertainment industry have led many people to have all types of preconceived ideas about them. To learn more about the common myths and misconceptions about demolition, check out our related blog post here or follow along below as we discuss the work that takes place after a demolition has been completed.

Waste Management

While modern demolition techniques are significantly more controlled than traditional ones, there’s no getting around the huge amounts of debris left behind. The first step after a successful demolition is to properly and appropriately remove the debris from the site and its surrounding environment. Not only does this step prepare the site for excavation, it works to benefit the environment as well. A great waste management service should be able to remove all types of debris from bricks and glass to scrap metal and wood.

Excavation

Excavating a site means removing any unnecessary rocks and dirt in order to prepare for new construction. While it may seem as though excavation is simply superficial work, it is also in fact responsible for carrying out a large number of other vital duties as well. From grading and leveling the site to digging trenches and removing contaminated soil, quality excavation services are an invaluable resource in the construction industry.

Innovation

When it’s officially time to retire a structure, it’s because something better, stronger, and more innovative is on the horizon. Excavation paves the way for future innovation by preparing construction sites for brilliant architects, designers, and construction workers to transform them into something new. Excavation teams work very closely with construction teams to ensure that all necessary adaptations and grading requirements have been adequately satisfied.

Conclusion

Both commercial and residential structures can greatly benefit from full or partial demolition services. When you need a demolition crew that also provides excavation services, the experts at Morgan Services Group Corp have over twenty years of industry experience, are on call 24/7, and are ready to help. Our team is committed to providing reliable and high quality services, and always includes debris removal within our quotes. Contact us here for more information!

5 Yard Excavation Tips

Are you planning to do major work in your backyard? The first step for installing a new garden, walkway or swimming pool is to excavate. The process of excavating involves a couple of different factors including planning for weather, having the proper equipment, and other important steps. If you need tips for excavating your yard, keep on reading!

Beware of Buried Utilities

Before you begin anything, be sure to check with the excavation regulations in your area. Depending on where you live, the state may require utility companies to mark where their gas lines are, so you don’t end up bursting a pipe or damage underground wiring. Anyone excavating the property may need to dig in different locations to expose pipes and other utilities that could be damaged.

Plan for Weather

Excavating is a big project by itself, but have you tried excavating in the rain? Plan ahead by checking your weather app. You want the most ideal weather, preferably a warmer temperature, to dig up dirt and other rubble. If your property happens to endure some rainfall, be prepared by purchasing tarps to cover the exposed area.

Clear Terrain

From large trees to rocky rubble, clearing out your property from all obstructions can make the excavation process that much easier. Remove any unwanted tree stumps, rocks or boulders, and wildlife nests from the area before excavating; by doing this, you can ensure a smoother terrain to work with. (Be sure to carefully inspect your property for animal holes and other creatures that may be hiding underneath the dirt!)

Use Proper Equipment

No matter the size of your excavation, chances are, your tool shed or garage doesn’t have the right equipment for your project. To perform a proper yard excavation, you will at least need a portable trencher and a mini-excavator in addition to a variety of other tools to help you clear and prep the landscape, excavate, and backfill where needed.

Seek Professional Assistance

After considering the above, you may simply come to terms with the fact that your backyard project could use professional help with dedicated excavation equipment and staff. If you live in the New York City area, contact the team at Morgan Services Group Corp. We can answer any questions regarding your yard excavation and get started on your project today!