Whenever a construction project involves digging, it’s important to choose the right excavating method.
One popular option is bulk excavation, which involves removing large volumes of soil with heavy equipment. This method can be beneficial because it’s relatively quick and efficient.
It can also be cost-effective, since the amount of material that needs to be removed is typically less than with other methods.
However, bulk excavation can also cause damage to the surrounding environment.
In some cases, it can result in sinkholes or even landslides. As a result, it’s important to consult with an experienced contractor like SharkSewer before choosing this method for your next project.
What is excavation
Excavating is a process of removing earth or rock from its natural location.
Bulk excavation is the most common type of excavation and usually refers to any type of excavation that is more than 3 feet deep.
How to calculate bulk excavation?
To calculate bulk excavation, you first need to determine the volume of material to be removed.
To do this, you need to know the dimensions of the area to be excavated, as well as the depth of the excavation.
Once you have these numbers, you can use the following formula: Volume = Length x Width x Depth. For example, if you are excavating an area that is 10 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 3 feet deep, the volume would be 10 x 5 x 3 = 150 cubic feet.
Once you have the volume, you can multiply it by the density of the material to be excavated.
The density will vary depending on the type of material, but a good rule of thumb is to assume that one cubic yard of soil weighs approximately 2200 pounds.
Using our earlier example, 150 cubic feet would be equivalent to approximately 68 cubic yards (150 / 22). Multiplying this by 2200 pounds gives us a total weight of 149,600 pounds (68 x 2200).
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