Pool Excavation: 5 Questions You May Not Think To Ask
Swimming Pool excavation can be a much more difficult task than you may have considered in the past. Pool excavation experts are more than just the people that dig a hole for your new backyard oasis, they have extensive knowledge on how to prepare your backyard for a swimming pool. If you’re curious about the excavation process, here are four questions that you may not think to ask a pool excavation specialist before the pool excavation process take place:
What Happens If You Hit A Large Sheet Of Rock?
Soils tests usually take place before a team will start digging in your backyard. The soil integrity in your backyard could compromise the structural integrity of your pool and if a large rock is detected in the inspection process it’s possible to move the pool to an area with less rock in the backyard or elevate the pool to keep it in the same location without drilling through the rock sheet. Hammering and blasting the rock can be a bit more expensive but it is the route that could be required based on the size of your yard.
What Happens If You Run Into Groundwater?
A contractor can install a dewatering system or elevate the pool. A gravel dewatering system can often require 400- $500 in gravel and proper grading to remove the groundwater.
Do You Handle Dirt Removal?
The average pool excavation project produces enough dirt to fill five full garden sheds. Making sure that your pool excavation company is going to remove the fill can be important. That could mean countless trips with a wheelbarrow to a fill site or dumping area, whereas a professional could remove the clean fill in a large truck.
How Will My Yard Be Affected?
Most of the grass around the area where your pool is going in will be piled up and removed. The excavation process often involves trucks and heavy equipment moving across your grass which can kill off areas that are not being dug up.
Can I Save Money By Digging my own hole?
The process of digging down into the ground is not the main expense involved in pool excavating. A team may still have to properly grade the area as well as bring in a machine to lift and set the pool into the hole. Digging the hole down yourself could mean countless hours of labor with hand tools and an excavator can handle the process quickly. You might save around $500 by digging the hole and this will only be if it is perfectly graded and ready to accept the pool materials.
If you would like to learn more about the pool excavation process contact us today to schedule an appointment for your inspection and excavation.
This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top Foundation Excavation companies in Central Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!