Excavators & Earthworks Tradesmen – what do they do?

November 5th, 2010

excavatorAn excavator is a tradesperson who specializes in the excavation and movement of dirt, digging and filling holes, creating holes and some landscaping.

Their work involves large-scale mechanical equipment, Backhoes, excavators and diggers are used to remove large quantities of dirt from the ground surface in a relatively short period. Upright tools, such as shovels and spades, pickaxes or mattocks, coal scoops and bucket augers are used in excavation to breakup soil and remove loose dirt fill and debris.

Earthworks are engineering projects involving soil and rock.  Earth is cheap and in plentiful supply but it can be hard to handle in large volumes. Certain properties of soils can pose problems, but these can be overcome when constructing earthworks. An earthworks professional will dig, scrape move soil to alter the landscape.  They can also compact and pact soil, bring out its clay like attributes.

During property construction, earthworks involves making retaining walls, foundations or other structures which are sometimes backed with rock.  Earthworks also includes making canals, altering rivers and roads.

Landscape Architects and Gardeners also make use of earthworks by shaping the earth to make gardens visually appealing or more practical to use.

The services of an excavator include:

  • Excavating
  • Digging holes
  • Filling holes
  • Demolition
  • Moving land & dirt
  • Retaining walls
  • Landscaping

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