Excavation trenching can be a tricky business. Many things can happen during a trenching operation that you might not be aware of. You should hire a competent excavation company if you are not experienced with this operation.
Trenching Attachments and Excavators Are Expensive
In many cases, it is less expensive to hire a competent company to do the trenching for you than to purchase an excavator and trenching attachment.
They Are Professionals and Know The Equipment
A lot can go wrong when you are operating heavy machinery. A professional knows how to avoid mistakes and prevent issues during an excavation trenching operation.
Some things that can go wrong during a trenching operation can cause major damage to your equipment and yourself.
Cave-ins: Parking near the edge of a trench or on soft soil can cause the ground to cave in and the excavator to fall. This can cause serious damage to both you and the machinery.
Forgetting Track Alignment: The tracks do not turn as the bucket does. It is easy to forget this fact and accidentally run into an adjacent building or the trench.
Blindspot: Excavators are built to remain upright and not have 360-degree vision. It is easy to make a mistake and run over something or someone you didn’t intend to.
They Know Their Machines
If you do not know the precise hydraulic capabilities of the excavator, you could be faced with a loss of power and possible damage to the equipment. This is particularly true when you use a trencher attachment rather than a piece of equipment specifically made for trenching.
They Can Plan Things Out
One common mistake people make when digging a trench is not planning the path out precisely. They can also avoid mistakes that will damage property or equipment when working in a tight space.
Although it may be tempting to do this job yourself, it is always better to leave it to professionals if you are not completely confident in using this expensive and sometimes dangerous piece of heavy equipment.