In addition to the site work itself, such as the digging and repair work, your start-to-finish excavation service includes:
Before we start digging, we carry out a CCTV survey inside your drainage system. This allows us to locate the exact position of the damage. In turn, this precise information shows us exactly where to dig, ensuring we only excavate where necessary.
Drainage pipes are often located near other utilities, like electric and gas pipes. Your site assessment will also locate these pipes, avoiding any accidental damage to them.
Health and Safety Considerations
Be it in Ashford, Canterbury, Folkestone, Thanet or any other Kent location, our Ramsgate-based team conducts drain excavations on private and public land for a wide range of customers and clients.
The physical act of digging a trench, and then working around an open one, poses a genuine risk to safety if not managed properly. This relates to our own personnel, you and your family, site workers and members of the public passing by.
We generate a health and safety report tailored to your specific site in line with all relevant HSE guidelines.
Storage of Excavated Materials
Drain excavations result in a high volume of displaced materials, from earth to surface coverings. We find an appropriate place to store these materials that is not only safe, but also doesn’t affect project efficiency.
If you don’t need the displaced materials upon completion, we can arrange for their responsible disposal.
Following the repair work, we then backfill the trench we created. This is one of the most important parts of your excavation service. Improper reinstatement can lead to an array of problems for your property in the future. These include flooding and subsidence, both of which can lead to even worse damage to your drainage system.
Whether we work in Ashford, Canterbury, Folkestone, Ramsgate, Thanet or any of the surrounding areas, we reinstate trenches to the same high standards as every other aspect of your service.