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What do trench digging services include?
Trenching services involve digging a large hole, usually using a trenching shovel and a trencher to help successfully lay underground wires, pipes, or structural supports. It’s also traditionally done to install or repair public drains, sewer lines, and underground utilities to serve populated areas. Trenching also has plenty of benefits if you’re taking care of your lawn! Whatever you need, Taskers can make your home improvement project possible. Here are the most common things you can expect from trenching services near you:
If you live in an area with a limited surface to disturb, such as near buildings or roadways, digging straight trenches is the right choice for you. It’s a kind of trench where the sides are parallel, and the base is at a right angle. Having trench boxes or shoring is usually required as protective systems. A six-inch straight trench can also be helpful if you’re trying to control pests in your property, where you can apply a non-repellent pesticide into the soil to achieve a treatment zone.
Sloped trenches have angled sides to prevent cave-ins. Its angle is determined by trench depth, soil type, and the amount of time the trench will remain open. If you’re planning to install large pipes or culverts, this can be the right kind of trench for you. It’s also common to have sloped trenches in new construction sites with a wider path of soil.
To ensure that your trench or excavation site is entirely safe, you can try benching! Benched trenches are those with sides that have been cut away to create steps. The height of these steps, otherwise known as vertical distances, is determined by the soil type. The less stable your soil is, the shallower your angles should be. It’s best to bench it if your trench needs to be up to 20 feet deep. This is to help stabilize your trench and to make it more secure. For protective systems, shielding or trench boxes are usually used.
Bell-bottom pier hole trenches
For those planning to build a certain structure, make sure to have someone dig a bell-bottom pier hole trench! The base or bottom of the trench is usually wider than the top, giving it a bell-shaped cross-section. This is typically used to install footings to support the foundation of a structure. Since these kinds of trenches have sides sloping inward over the floor of the excavation, more protective systems are usually required to keep them from collapsing.
Recent Trench Digging tasks in South West Sydney
Dig trench around dog kennels
Bringelly NSW, Australia
8th Mar 2022
Dig a trench around dog kennels ... 40 meters French drainage needed, dig trench about 300-mm, lay light layer of gravel place perforated pipe 100mm on top then cover in gravel. And soil I can supply materials One will need a wheel barrow and digging equipment.
Trench dug in front yard
Oran Park NSW, Australia
22nd May 2020
Re doing my garden out the front and I just need the existing garden bed dug out so I can put a small brick garden wall in and fill with soil
Dig trench for garden bed & dig out 2m lemon tree
Bossley Park NSW 2176, Australia
24th Sep 2019
I need approximately 21m trench dug out for a garden bed along my backyard fence line. Will need to be 800mm wide and 400mm deep as I will be replacing the existing soil with top soil, compost, etc. I’ll be providing a large soil bag to put the dirt into and will be removing it myself so no need to factor removal of the dirt into the price, I just need the trench dug and soil put into the bags in the front yard. (I can supply a large bucket and trolley to help with this). Also, I have a 2 metre tall lemon tree along the fence perimeter I would like dug out so I can relocate it. Would prefer someone with landscaping experience or has previously dug trenches before.