How Long Does it Take to Excavate a Commercial Site?

Did you know there are nearly 6 million commercial buildings in the US? The numbers continue to grow as new businesses are started.  Behind every building is an excavation story most do not initially think about. 

While a commercial building can be around for years, it’s only a matter of time until it’s a good idea to rebuild, change, and update it.

Whether you are a long-time commercial owner or a new one, you may wonder how long it takes to demolish an area before fixing it. Keep reading to learn the aspects involved in excavation to learn the average length it takes.  

What Is Excavation?

When most people  look at a building, all they see is the end result. You can consider excavation as both the beginning and end.

It is a process, and involves moving and clearing things, like rock and earth along, to create something new. This work involves professional removal with equipment and tools, such as explosives. 

Exploration, safety, environmental restoration, construction, and mining are all important components. Excavations make a safe way for making new roads, reservoirs, and buildings and by clearing the old commercial site. 

How Long Does ExcavationTake?

The time it takes for a commercial excavation to be complete varies. There are a number of factors that will influence the time.

However, the average time to excavate a foundation, for example, will take approximately about a week. However, it can take up to 3-4 weeks. 

Aspects to Excavate a Commercial Site

There is a general process when it comes to completing an excavation. First, professionals often need to prepare for the new construction. This is vital as it preps the earth to offer support for the building or road that a commercial business wants to make. 

A slab is the most basic part of this process. Creating a new foundation is heavy work and time-consuming. Still, taking that time is more than worth it for lasting results. 

The excavation process may also include installing crawl space and basement. The more levels that go into completing the foundation, the stronger it will be although it will take longer to finish. 

Time and Team Matter

A sword is only as good as the person wielding it, and you can say the same regarding excavation. Having the right team makes a tremendous difference in the amount of time an excavation will take. 

Aside from the number of people who complete the job, it is important to have professionals who have the right experience, skills, and attention to detail. 

These qualities are crucial when working with large construction projects. A good team will also use quality tools and machinery to help complete the job while combining advanced techniques. This yields the best results in the least amount of time. 

A Commercial Construction Excavation Business You Can Count On 

Commercial buildings bring in profit to business owners. However, that can cost a fortune and even be a safety hazard if there are problems with the original foundation. Sometimes a simple upgrade is in order. 

If you need to excavate a commercial building in a timely manner, contact us for assistance. 

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