Lassiter Earns PG&E Operator Qualification

We are pleased to announce that Lassiter Excavating, Inc. has completed the training and met the qualifications for the PG&E Operator Qualification (OQ) that allows us to operate as a contractor on jobs that involve PG&E facilities.

PG&E Now Requires Operator Qualification to Work on Their Facilities

Contractors and project owners are invited to view our certificate, which contains a QR code that opens the record of our completion of all the training requirements:

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The Demolition Process in Construction

For most landscaping and construction projects with existing structures on the property, one of the first steps is demolition of existing features like pools, garages or in-law units. Each job is unique, especially where there is limited access, but demolition can be pretty straightforward and doesn’t have to take a lot of time. However, the most important thing is to understand what the plan is, and the tools and manpower we need to bring to bear.

Construction Demolition Methods

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To Remove Your Pool or Not To Remove Your Pool

Are you on the brink of deciding to remove your swimming pool?

Here are some facts that may help you dive into the decision process.

With the close of the summer season here in Northern California, pool owners are once again assessing just how much they used their pool this year. And they are posing the big question again: Is it time to pull the pool out and transform the backyard?

Pool Ownership Costs Add Up

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How to Choose an Excavation Contractor

When you choose a builder, landscaper or pool company, you also are choosing numerous other sub-contractors that will work in conjunction with the primary contractor you have chosen. This is especially true when heavy excavation or drilling is part of the project. Few contractors do this type of work themselves (in-house) because the equipment investment is very high, and the training needed get it done efficiently and safely make it prohibitive for contractor to do it themselves.

Landscapers Often Use Excavation and Drilling Specialists

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Importance of locating Utilities Before Excavating or Drilling

Many public utilities have underground piping which is used to deliver services to all the residents and businesses of a given community. To avoid any injuries, damage to utilities, and or interruption of service, it is necessary to locate where these Utilities before beginning any excavation work.  There are some hefty fines which can be levied against individuals or companies who damage utility lines.

How to Locate and Identify Underground Utilities

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Using 4Rs to Manage Our Construction Waste

In the past, it was a common practice during the demolition of buildings or other structures to simply cart the waste materials away to a landfill. Today however, the growing cost of disposal and new materials, has put a greater emphasis on recycling old materials. De-constructing is an approach that involves a more careful disassembly of a structure so that parts of it can be reused or recycled. This has given a whole new face to waste management, one which reduces the amount of materials put into landfills, reduces the demand for precious natural resources and, best of all reduces the cost to the consumer.

The 4R’s of Construction Waste Management

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What Influences the Cost to Remove a Pool?

No swimming pool lasts forever. At some point, every in-ground swimming pool built will meet the same fate: Demolition. Oh sure, there will be a few hangers-on like old classic cars, but the majority of pools will be removed at some point. The reasons homeowners remove their pools are too numerous to cover in this article, but once this decision is made the cost discussion begins.

What is Involved with Pool Replacement?

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Seven Reasons Why Homeowners Remove Pools from their Property

While the idea of having a pool on your property is attractive, people who already have them often decide to have them removed, especially once children grow up and leave home.

Seven reasons swimming pool owners “pull it out”

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Construction Site Excavation Safety Steps

Excavation and trenching are naturally hazardous construction operations, and contractors need to take all the appropriate steps to ensure worker safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an excavation as “any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface formed by earth removal.” A trench, in particular, is defined as “a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than it is wide, and is no wider than 15 feet (4.5 meters).”

When we approach any excavation, drilling or demolition job we keep safety first, starting with the planning for the job. It is not just the possibility of the sides of an excavated plot or trench collapsing. Safety planning also must accommodate the interaction of our people and the machines they need to employ to carry out the job, and the terrain on which those machines must operate. Continue reading “Construction Site Excavation Safety Steps”

Pool removal – What to do With an Unwanted Pool

For most homeowners, a time comes when your pool receives less and less attention, and falls into disuse. This is often because children grow up and go out on their own. As parents grow older, they simply don’t have as much interest in swimming and water-lounging as they did when the kids were still around. That leaves you with the prospect of removing an unwanted pool, as opposed to maintaining it year after year. Here are some less common pool removal possibilities which you could consider. Continue reading “Pool removal – What to do With an Unwanted Pool”