Learn More About Trenching in Excavation

Trenching is widely used in construction as a part of the excavation process. Learn more about when and why trenching is used in this article.

Trenching in Excavation

Trenching is simply creating a hole in the ground by removing dirt, organic material, and rock. Trenches are not very wide and can be any depth. Trenching is widely used in construction for installing underground pipes, sewer, and water lines, drain lines, sprinkler systems, gas systems, electrical or fiber conduit, creating drainage, and building retaining walls.

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The Five Steps of Excavation

Construction site excavation can be a very difficult process sometimes, in the Bay Area and elsewhere, whether it’s for a home, an office building, or for public construction projects like road buildings. Soil conditions can cause problems, close quarters with other buildings can create logistical issues, and any number of other obstacles can pop up to hinder the process.

5 Steps of Excavation

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