Tag: grading and excavation

Grading and excavation is engineering work created through the moving or processing of parts of the earth’s surface involving quantities of soil or unformed rock. The earth may be moved to another location and formed into a desired shape for a purpose. Much of earthworks involves machine excavation and fill or backfill.

Reader Profile: Dale Outlaw

Reader Profile: Dale Outlaw

For many small business owners in the grading and excavation field, Dale Outlaw’s story rings familiar. Outlaw sought an occupation that would give him more of a work-family balance and more time outdoors doing something he loved. With co-owner Jeremy James, Outlaw built his business from scratch in 2010, calling

Hacking The Land Clearing

Hacking The Land Clearing

As useful as grinders and shredders are, they’ll never operate to their maximum efficiency if contractors don’t first select the right versions of these machines for their job sites.

Here’s How to Help Rebuild After Hurricane Harvey

Here’s How to Help Rebuild After Hurricane Harvey

The last number I heard when it comes to the amount of destruction wrought by Hurricane Harvey was in the neighborhood of $160 billion. As the damage continues to be assessed, officials are already beginning to organize the rebuilding effort. True to form, Americans are stepping up to bring relief

Machine Control and Telematics for Backhoes

Machine Control and Telematics for Backhoes

Contractors turn to a host of machines when they’re taking on grading and excavation projects. But few machines are as handy as the backhoe.

Brian Hennings, product marketing manager for backhoe loaders with John Deere Construction & Forestry, refers to the backhoe as the Swiss Army Knife of the construction industry. “The different attachments

Machine Control: The New Normal

Machine Control: The New Normal

Mike Bowman, president of M & C Excavating in Fountaintown, IN, has used machine control technology in his business for some time. “If you’re going to be competitive, you will have to get into this,” he says. “I don’t think you’re going to have a choice. It’s a big player

The Backhoe Tech Boost

The Backhoe Tech Boost

Contractors turn to a host of machines when they’re taking on grading and excavation projects. But few machines are as handy as the backhoe.

Brian Hennings, product marketing manager for backhoe loaders with John Deere Construction & Forestry, refers to the backhoe as the Swiss Army Knife of the construction industry. “The different attachments

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Grading and excavation contractors have plenty to worry about. They need to make sure that they are bidding fairly on jobs, offering a solid price but not shorting themselves needed profit at the same time. They need to offer proper training to their crewmembers and make sure that they are

Concrete Pavement Construction Techniques

Concrete Pavement Construction Techniques

When the design is completed and approved, actual construction can begin. As with most things, concrete pavement construction starts at the bottom with its subgrade and base layers. A well compacted subgrade is essential to provide adequate density, moisture content, durability, stability, resistance strength, and modulus. Poor and poorly prepared

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