When we talk about bulk earthworks, we are referring to removing, moving or adding large quantities of soil and/or rock from one area to another. This is done to make a construction site a suitable level and height for a project to commence.
This process is usually performed in one of the following two ways:
l Excavating the applicable section of land by cutting into it
l Constructing a new workable area, like an embankment. Earth-based materials will be added to the proposed construction site to make this possible.
Throughout this process, every care is taken to ensure we reuse as much of the excavated earth as possible. This not only prevents the costly collection of waste materials, it also reduces the cost of purchasing and delivering additional materials when new construction areas need to be filled with extra dirt and rocks.
Luckily, there is computer software that can calculate how much earth will be removed/needed to fill a new site in advance, so we don’t need to store or order unnecessary stock.
What kind of projects require Bulk Earthworks?
Bulk earthworks are a necessary step in a number of civil construction projects, including:
l New roads
l Residential and commercial projects