Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Benefits of Using Earth Retention During Foundation Drilling

by Clifton Barnes

There is a move in construction to attempt as much earth retention as possible during construction projects. This is especially true when you are dealing with foundation drilling and related tasks. If you are a business owner seeking contractor foundation drilling services for your new building project, you may be wondering if there are benefits to earth retention for your project. Here are some of the benefits available and what to know about them.


One of the leading benefits to earth retention methods during foundation drilling is the stabilization it offers. When earth retention methods are used it helps to ensure the earth surrounding the foundation piling or foundation piers. Depending on the methods used, the ground is not only less likely to move, shift, or become loose, it also reinforces the ground. This offers a firmer drilling area for the pile or pier. It also helps reduces the chances of wash out that can happen during flooding. Depending on where your business is located, the stabilization of the ground may be vital to the long term integrity of your project during extreme weather conditions. 


The alignment of walls and piling is vital to any new building and foundation project. If one side of the building and pilings is stable and another area is not, it can cause a shift in the piling which in turn causes a shift in the wall. When earth retention is used during the foundation drilling process, you can increase the reinforcement of the foundation and increase the durability of the alignment as well. This will add to the durability and longevity of the wall and piling alignment and reduce the chances of cracking along the foundation. 

Preventative Measures

A benefit you may not think of when it comes to earth retention during foundation drilling deals with preventative measures. When you are using earth retention, you are also using geotechnical engineering methods. These methods allow your contractor to see any issues with the ground under the foundation. This means they can see if there is weakness in the ground or an issue that can cause the long-term breakdown of the foundation. Once these issues are noticed, the contractor can take steps to fix these issues before the foundation drilling begins.  

These are just a few of the benefits to earth retention during foundation drilling projects. When you are ready to find your contractor for the job, make sure to discuss earth retention methods. They can discuss them with you and help you determine what methods may be ideal for your needs and project. 


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Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

If you want to save money and have your business run efficiently, you need to take care of your heavy construction equipment. You need to know how to service it, how to spot issues, when to hire versus buy equipment and many other issues. Hi, my name is Russel, and welcome to my blog. I have loved heavy equipment since I was a child pushing a toy dump truck up and down my carpet, and although I do not work in that industry, I remain extremely interested in it. This blog is my chance to "play" with heavy equipment. I thank you for reading, and I hope that you learn and enjoy!