Trenches are needed to be created for different reasons. This might be for creating drainage systems or for laying down cable lines. When it comes to digging of trenches there are certain factors to consider such as purpose, size and materials that need to be dug through. In certain cases deep trenches need to be dug in which heavy machinery needs to be used. In case of smaller trenches a shovel is usually enough. Safety is also paramount in the case of any excavation method.
Types of trenches
Trenches are not mere holes in the ground. They are usually of a certain length and depth as well as width. In general, the length of the trench would be longer than the width. Trenches as in excavation in Perth projects are required for laying power lines or cables. In certain cases movement of water is guided by trenches which might be man-made or natural that cut into existing landscapes.
Different equipment used
When it is merely a question of digging up a trench around your lawn or in your home ground, you would make use of a shovel. However, there are different trench digging tools available in the market for gardening purposes as well, in case you wish to create a trench of a certain width and depth this can be achieved with motorized models as well. Often, such equipment is a combination of manual operation and motorized designs. However, when it comes to bigger and commercial projects, civil construction companies come into play. Usually careful planning is required in order to plan the method of trench excavation. Different factors need to be thinking about, such as the location of the trench, its length, depth and width. The land needs to be surveyed where the trench needs to be dug up. Again, there might be underlying pipes or electrical, cable lines which need to be bypassed in the course of digging.
Soils that are muddy, loose and sandy present obstacles for digging, in such natural landscapes special safety measures need to be taken. As such soils tend to lack in solidity, they are also susceptible to cave-ins. Most civil contractors employ specialty equipment such as excavating machines to carry out major or large scale trench excavation projects. This is usually a requirement around any commercial or infrastructure project. Many civil construction companies tie up with excavation specialists who have the requisite manpower and machines for such work. There are certain safety standards that are paramount in such excavation projects. It is necessary to ensure proper licensed bodies are employed for such projects.