What Is Soil Moving and How Melbourne Mini Diggers Can Help?

29 July 2015

Whether you are building a new home or redoing your landscape, the majority of homeowners prefer to undergo the project themselves instead of paying a professional. However, when the project is started many people realize that manual digging is harder than they originally thought. And to top it off, there generally is a lot of soil to remove which involves numerous hours of back breaking work.

Digging in the ground is quite relaxing and enjoyable for many. But then again, most people are not physically fit enough to do the strenuous labor. This especially rings true for those that have disabilities or back problems.

It would be hard to fathom how long it would take to remove tons of soil with a shovel, especially if the ground is hard and rock solid. In fact, sites that have never been touched tend to have a lot of clay that covers sand or loam. Clay is one of the most difficult soils to remove and can oftentimes be rock hard.

But even if the ground is loose, the majority of people are still not able to dig a hole without feeling great discomfort or pain. Plus, soil removal is even more difficult if you do not have the right tools. This is why soil moving is best done by a professional company. They have top-of-the-line heavy equipment that can get the job done right and quickly.

When Soil Moving is Needed

Soil removal is generally needed if you are building a new home. It is imperative that the ground be level and smooth. As mentioned, untouched sites typically have loads of clay and either sand or loam beneath. Removing the soil by hand would be more than strenuous. It would require extensive hours that could run into weeks or months of hard labor. But by utilizing the right equipment you can save hours of manual labor costs or trips to the chiropractor.

Sometimes soil moving is required as part of a landscape project. Soil removal is needed if your home is positioned on a hill or if a garden needs extensive cultivating or leveling. Undeniably, soil removal will require more than just hand digging. Instead of manual labor, why not save your energy and time for gardening or landscaping by hiring a professional that has state-of0the-art equipment? Melbourne Mini Diggers can do all the hard work for you. They have the very best equipment at a low-cost price.

At times soil moving is your best option if you have basement-level flooding. If the soil grade is running in the direction of your house instead of away from it, water can collect near your home. This can cause flooding in the basement or the main floor plus irreversible damage. The best prevention is to redirect the water by resurfacing the backyard soil so that the runoff is towards the public drains.