5 Helpful Excavation Tips in Preparation for your New Home

The anticipation of building a new home is always one filled with much excitement. You will of course, want to make sure that you do your research properly though to ensure that the end to end process is the right one.

Before any kind of build can take place, it is a requirement that excavation of the land takes place. Excavation is a MUST before the foundations for any build can be laid.

It is essential to be aware of some of the risks when it comes to the excavation process, like ground that is unstable, too loose, or ground that is too close to water.

Read on for our 5 Helpful Tips.

Heavy Vehicle Safety Campaign
Did you know?

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is fast-tracking an education campaign and releasing a range of safety tools to assist heavy vehicle operators implement Safety Management Systems and meet new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws, which will be introduced mid-2018?
The push to provide operators with practical tools and guidance is in response to a spate of serious heavy vehicle crashes that occurred in January this year.
The new laws require the entire heavy vehicle supply chain to take responsibility for heavy vehicle safety - something which all of us here at DIG IT are in full support of.
January saw us begin a project alongside HSN Construction, over on Hastings Parade in North Bondi.

The project has involved the removal of hazardous material from the site, the demolition of existing buildings, which took approximately four weeks, as well as bulk and detailed excavation works taking around 10 weeks. The excavation work is in preparation for a new build of three residential units with basement parking and a swimming pool to the rear.
Machinery required on the job:

- 8t Excavator and attachments
- 3.5t Excavator and attachments
- Posi track / Bobcat
- Truck & trailers

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Here at DIG IT, we naturally get asked a number of questions in regards to the services that we offer - some more frequently than others - so we thought we'd share a few of these with you over the coming newsletters.


Our site inspections are very thorough and usually take around 30 minutes, depending on the size of the site and the nature of the project. There is no need for you to be at the property while we are conducting the inspection, as long as our team can gain access to the site. You will receive a written quote within two business days of the inspection, with an estimated time-frame and next steps.