Safety Tips for Excavation and Drilling in Wet Weather

Wet weather poses challenges and safety concerns on construction sites. Professionals follow protocols to stay safe.

Excavation and Drilling in Wet Weather

Wet weather poses challenges and safety concerns on construction sites. When wet weather (not just a few sprinkles) occurs, a line from the musical production “The Music Man” comes to mind: “Oh yes we got trouble…” However, an expert Bay Area trenching and excavation company will know how to successfully handle potential safety and excavation risks in wet weather.

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Why is Excavation So Important?

Excavation is a lot more than simply digging a hole. Learn more about why excavation is such an important step in construction projects.

Excavation is an Important Step in Construction

Excavation is a lot more than simply digging a hole. Excavation means moving and removing soil and rock from a workplace to form an open hole, trench, tunnel, or cavity. The work can include drilling, trenching, and grading services. Usually, this involves the use of heavy machinery like bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and forward loaders. Excavation is critical for every construction project because it creates a strong foundation for the project and provides a stable surface for the surrounding property.

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What to Look for in an Excavation Company

There is a lot at stake in building a foundation that will last. Being sure you hire a reputable Bay Area excavation team is important. Here are some things to consider.

Wondering How to Pick a Bay Area Excavation Team to Work With?

There is a lot that goes into any construction project. Before any structure is built the land must be cleared and trenches dug for a foundation. This work usually requires the expertise of an experienced excavation company to ensure it is done correctly. It is important to know that without a solid and well-built foundation no structure can endure.

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Safety Factors to Consider Before Starting Bay Area Excavation Work

Having a safety-focused Bay Area excavation company involved in your construction project is crucial. Here are some tips on job site safety.

Bay Area Excavation Safety Tips

Excavation is simply the process of moving soil or rock by cutting a cavity or trench to make space in the earth. Excavation is commonplace in the many construction projects in progress these days. And, safety is a major concern because working in naturally unstable soil and around heavy equipment can result in accidents. That’s why having a safety-focused Bay Area excavation company involved in your construction project is so crucial.

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Tips on Choosing a Good Subcontractor for Excavation Work

Planning a project that will require trenching, digging, excavation, tunneling or preparatory site earthwork? Then you will need an expert subcontractor.

If you are planning a project that will require trenching, digging, excavation, wall shafts, tunneling or preparatory site earthwork, then you will need an expert subcontractor. You’ll want to choose an experienced specialist who can do the job right using the proper techniques, tools and heavy equipment to ensure project success. Continue reading “Tips on Choosing a Good Subcontractor for Excavation Work”

Ensure Great Drainage in New Landscaping

Managing drainage on your Bay Area property can be a challenge. The reason why funneling water away from your is to prevent structural failure.

Ensuring Great Drainage

Managing drainage on your Bay Area property can be a challenge. The reason why funneling water away from your home or business is so important, is to prevent structural failure. When groundwater collects around buildings and is not drained away, over time, the water percolates into the ground softening it. When that happens, the soils load bearing capacity can be reduced to the point it allows your home or office foundation to settle. There are a number of ways that you can incorporate good drainage around your property.

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How Do We Use Concrete in Landscaping and Building Construction?

Concrete is one of our most common building materials. It comes in various forms depending on the job, but is incredibly versatile and with proper care can last decades.

Concrete a Foundational Material in Construction Work

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Backyard Transformations for Aging in Place

Aging in place is popular in Northern California. Rather than selling their homes and downsizing, many Bay Area residents renovate their homes to accommodate the changes in their lifestyle. Retirees, and empty-nesters who are still working, decide staying put keeps them close to family, friends and activities they already know and enjoy.

With the decision made, it’s only natural to want to do whatever renovations might be appropriate for aging in place, to help you stay in your home well into retirement. This article will review some of those. Continue reading “Backyard Transformations for Aging in Place”

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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Three Steps to Prepare Your Home Foundation for the Rainy Season

Your foundation supports your entire home. Inspect it annually for cracks and other damage.

With the Northern California winter season arriving in October, as a homeowner you should take some steps to prepare your foundation to survive the colder, wetter weather. Your foundation is quite literally the base for your home’s entire structure, supporting everything inside your home. Make it an annual habit to review where your foundation stands and how the stress of winter rains and water flow may impact it.

Make a visual inspection 


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