Regardless of the style of your home and how much land it sits on, you want to ensure that it offers the function you desire and the stability you can depend on. Your preferences and needs may change over the years, which is why home improvement projects and repairs should be taken seriously. Rather than opting for a DIY approach or hiring just any contractor, consider the ways that an excavating company can help you with your various goals.
1. Prepare Your Property With Excavating Services
Tired of a sloped backyard that you can’t do anything with? Are you wondering about foundation requirements before installing a shed on the back of your property?
A professional excavating company can help you overcome the various obstacles you have with your property, offering services such as grading, demolishing, and excavating so that you have the site prepared for any project you are considering.
The larger your property, the more important it is for you to employ excavating services. It allows utilities to be taken into consideration (and even moved) while also ensuring that the ground is leveled and prepared every step of the way.
During the process of preparing a particular plot of land, there may be a need for:
- Tree removals
- Land grading
- Dirt to be moved, removed, or brought in
- Drainage issues to be addressed
- Existing structures to be demolished
In many instances, jobs can turn out to be bigger than originally anticipated–which is why consulting with a professional company is a must. It ensures that the land is carefully inspected to identify every detail of site preparation early on. It also allows you to get a true estimate so that you don’t end up with surprises down the road.
2. Avoid Flooding With Downspout Installation
Gutters are a great way to help with flooding, and often, gutters are one of the first things to be installed in the home. Over time, however, the land changes, and so do your drainage needs. Here’s where a downspout installation comes in.
When it rains, take a look at where the water ends up puddling. It could be harming your lawn and weakening your foundation. Downspouts can help to protect your home from water damage by keeping the flow of water away from your home. It’s important, however, to have downspouts that fit properly and that can extend out enough to divert the rainwater. In some cases, such as for larger properties, you may need additional downspouts installed.
Do your gutters take sharp turns around your home? Oftentimes, with this issue, water doesn’t travel the way that it should. Rather than the gutters turning corners, it may be necessary to install a downspout at those corners. It can improve water flow and even prevent your gutters from clogging.
Construction professionals can determine if your gutters are getting the job done or not. New downspouts can offer better drainage and performance. Everything can be measured, fitted, and installed by pros who know how to make a difference in making homeowners’ lives easier.
3. Avoid Problems With Sewer Maintenance
Sewers are an important part of your home, and if they aren’t being maintained and inspected regularly, you can end up with big problems fast. Sewer maintenance looks out for any warning signs within your sewer line and addresses potential concerns before they turn into health risks and financial headaches.
An excavation service is often necessary in order to effectively reach the sewer line. Specialized trenching equipment can make it easier to tackle complex projects. With better exposure to the line, it is easier to make the necessary repairs and even install upgraded parts and systems.
This is especially true if you have an older home; in this case, it is likely that your sewer system is outdated, or you might be just one flush away from a complete disaster striking.
If you’re already seeing slow drains, smelling weird odors, or encountering other problems, you should already be looking at sewer maintenance services.
4. Install Sidewalks the Right Way
Sidewalks are a great way to make your home feel more complete. Pathways to your front door and around your property will allow you to safely navigate the various entry points and ensure that you have smooth, even ground to walk on. You don’t want to install sidewalks without proper excavation, however.
While traditional concrete companies may not think twice about site preparation, it’s important that you do. Without excavating and preparing the construction site, you won’t have a solid foundation–and that can lead to sidewalk cracking and other issues that are unsightly and unsafe.
When you work with a reputable excavation company, you get the high-quality preparation of your land while also ensuring that the concrete is installed properly with the latest techniques to provide you with a durable sidewalk that is safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.
5. Protect Your Home From Storms
Unfortunately, many homes are not equipped to deal with the onslaught of heavy rain or storms. In the event of heavy downpours, stormwater can sit too close to your home, which can lead to countless problems that will affect your foundation, your landscaping, and even your home itself. While there may be some easy fixes to help keep the water away from the home, it often needs a more comprehensive storm drainage system.
It can be difficult to determine if your property is draining properly or not. It depends on such things as the slope of your property, the type of soil that you have, and what drainage systems are already in place. Learning how to test the soil drainage can help you to determine how to proceed.
By working with excavating professionals, a drainage system can be upgraded or installed to ensure that stormwater can be effectively directed away from your home.
Get Your Excavating and Concrete Project Started Today
Whether you need your property excavated to fix a specific issue or you need concrete poured for home improvement, Garrett Excavating offers a wide array of professional services to help you.
A consultation can be scheduled at your convenience, allowing you to meet with our team of professionals to discuss your project and the objectives you want to achieve. Following the consultation, you’ll receive a timeline, an estimate, and a chance to ask as many questions as you have about the project and the experience that Garrett Excavating can offer.
Learn more about getting your project started by calling Garrett Excavating today at (513) 905-9916.