Category Archives: Excavation

What Is a Trench Box and What Is It For?

Trench boxes, also known as trench shields, are of the utmost importance for construction workers’ safety. When dealing with an excavation site, it’s of paramount importance to protect workers from potentially deadly cave-in situations.  If you are unfamiliar with trench boxes or trench shields, we discuss this below. You will be able to answer the […]

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What Equipment Is Needed for an Excavation Project?

For construction jobs of almost any size, heavy equipment is usually needed. This is true of home building, larger commercial building, and civil projects. Earth-moving equipment includes a wide range of machinery that can excavate, grade soil and rock, and perform other tasks. Earthmovers and other heavy equipment help accomplish the earthwork and handle materials, assist in demolition, and are important […]

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Excavator Safety Tips

While an excavator is one of the most useful and important tools on a construction site, it’s also a potentially dangerous piece of heavy machinery. This means that safe use and operation is of paramount importance. While excavators likely have many safety features and their operators have undergone training, it would still be helpful to […]

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Understanding Trench Boxes

Excavation and digging trenches are both cornerstones of construction. Another hallmark of construction is safety. The ability to safely dig and maintain trenches for utility purposes like laying pipe or laying cable is crucial to the country’s infrastructure. Enter trench boxes. Trench boxes are devices mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on […]

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