One of the most common forms of excavation you will see is the initial grading and removal of soil just before a new subdivision is built. You will see scrapers that are removing hills and dirt and displacing it for haulage or land-fill; the bulldozers that are moving dirt to shape the streets and lots; the diggers that are removing the dirt in favour of house foundations, sewers and incoming plumbing; and the haulage trucks removing excavated materials not wanted or needed by the project. Together, these pieces of equipment make up the excavation platoon of vehicles. Another example of excavation is the practice of digging and taking away the covering in order to expose to view the remains of temples or old cities, and buried cultures.
Excavation work, at first, appears to be a robust and carefree process of aggressive digging and removal of dirt and aggregates. That may be so, but it can actually be fairly specific and detailed in its purpose, and careful steps leading to the objective of the excavation in the first place need to be taken. For example, anyone installing a swimming pool will require excavation, this is not a `bull in a china shop' type of job. Walls are shaped by the excavator and/or digger to the specs of the swimming pool's walls. The margin of error is not great so precautions are taken to be as exact as is required to keep the shape of the pool. Ironically, the removal of that pool will require the same demolition service as was required for the installation. The same could be said for the foundation of a home before it is built. Not just precise corners, but the foundation usually matches the shape of the structure to be built on it, and we often see curved rooms, even six sided rooms can be designed. The hole in the ground that receives the foundational concrete must be exact in the home's shape, and smoothly finished. It takes great skill and experience.
The more exciting part of excavation is, of course, the ancient finds that continue to be discovered through ‘digging’ such as the recent find in 2015 of an ancient residential structure from 600 BC in an area that was really considered to be a large necropolis (cemetery) but appears to be a sub-division of the city of Rome, possibly proving that Rome was much larger than originally thought. It’s easy to state that excavation plays a big role in our cultural and historical knowledge pertaining to ourselves.
While Demolition Company Toronto will probably not be involved in digging up dinosaurs and villages, we will be there for any projects you have that require tear down, abatement of soils, asbestos and mold, for drainage, swimming pool installation and removal or whatever your needs may be.