What is earthworks and drainage?

Terraplaning is the removal or placement of earth to level a land. Before earthmoving, the land needs to be clean and free of obstacles. The first step is to carry out a study of the terrain, assessing the type of soil and the strength of the foundations. From there, the best earthmoving method and the appropriate equipment are chosen. The most commonly used methods are: grounding, cutting and containment.


Earthwork certification and responsibilities

It is important to hire a certified earthmoving company that has technical responsibility, as it will be responsible for ensuring that the work is carried out in accordance with technical and safety standards. In addition, it is important that the company has all the equipment and machinery necessary to carry out earthworks, as well as trained and experienced professionals to operate them.


Earthwork costs

Earthwork costs can vary greatly depending on the extent of the land, the amount of land to be removed or added, the type of soil and the location of the land. It is important to consider all these factors before choosing an earthmoving company and requesting a quote. 


Indications for earthworks

Earthworks are indicated for creating soil engineering works, leveling areas for construction, opening up mineral deposits and building foundations. The need for earthworks is determined by the terrain profile, its elevations in relation to the street and the degree of difficulty for execution.


How to know if you need to do earthworks

Only a civil engineer or topography professional can say with certainty if earthwork is necessary for the work.

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