Posted on: 24 April 2018Share
There is a science to drilling and blasting. It is driven by energy emanating from the use of charging explosives. The land you plan to use for construction of a home may be embedded with rocks of all sorts and depths. However, granite is chiefly the kind of rock that will be encountered. Granite is a hard formation rock, and experience is warranted for removing granite or any other type of bedrock. It's best that you hire an experienced construction company to professionally and safely clear your land of rocks embedded in the soil.
Virtues Of Using An Experienced Construction Company
An absolute truth is that most people simply have no experience whatsoever about drilling and blasting for home construction. That lack of experience should not prevent you from buying a parcel of land for building your home that is very attractive out there in a rural setting. That's why you have the option of hiring a professional drilling and blasting company to remove and clear the land expeditiously safely. Experienced contracting crews use smart planning to eliminate the usual pre-blast preparations that are required for dense and populous city areas.
Examining The Land
Your trusted drilling and blasting professional will walk the entire land space that is your potential building site. He or she and other assistants will be examining any exposed rock jutting up out of the soil. They may discover crumbly rocky ledges, which can be easily removed using an excavator. These professionals use United States geological survey data for rocky terrain they will be building on to garner historical information about the planned construction site.
Simple Mode Of Testing Rock
Professionals with many years of experience use a simple method of examining rocky formation that's jutting up out of the soil. They use a heavy iron pry rod to strike a boulder rock. That strike causes the rock to bring about a vibrating sensation below their feet. If that reaction does not occur, the consensus of opinion is that a larger and more intact ledge is present in the soil. So blasting will be required to break up the rock. Smaller boulders can be cleared with heavy equipment.
When the building area is cleared and prepared, it's time for drilling. Holes in the rock are then drilled, and explosives will be placed in those holes. The holes are dug deep enough to hold those explosives plus material that covers the explosives. The cover material contains and forces the explosion into the rock. These preparations and execution of the method used tell you why it's important for you to use the services of a professional construction company to prepare and safely remove rock formation from your proposed building site.
For more information, contact a company like 3 - Rivers, Inc., Drilling & Blasting.