Preparing For Trenching

There are many times when you will need to build a trench on your property. Two of the most common reasons for a trench include a small trench for a sprinkler system and a larger trench for a drain field. These are obviously very different types of trenches, but the preparation for these trenches are similar. You most likely do not want to be the one that is trenching, but there are a few things that you can do to help prepare your property for the professionals. Here are just a few things you can do to help get the job done faster.


There are going to be a number of different pipes and wires that are buried near your home. You can have power lines and water pipelines that go in and out of your home. It is important that these lines and pipes be clearly marked. You should call an electrician and a plumber to locate these lines for you. This way, you can have them clearly marked when the trenching company comes to your home. If you do not do this in advance, the trenching company may charge you for this service, and it is usually much more than if you are to do it before hand.


Something that will really help the trenching company is to know what type of soil they are going to be trenching through. The trenching company will use a different type of trenching machinery depending on the type of soil or rock they will be trenching through. If it is really hard rock, soil, or sand, it will greatly change the process of trenching. You can have a geologist come and look at your property to quickly tell you what type of ground will be getting trenched through.

Clean Up

It is very important that the path the trencher is taking be completely cleared of any debris. The trenching company may do a quick sweep to ensure the path is clear, but they may miss something important. You want to make sure your property is completely clean and easy to access, or you may find that the company is not able to maneuver their machines properly. You may also find that the machines are bigger than you thought. The best thing that you can do to ensure there are no problems is to clean up your property to the best of your ability. 

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