Whether you are planning to have an in-ground pool installed or just having some of your property somewhat rearranged, there is a good chance you will be working with an excavator to get the job done. While excavation at any level is a beneficial service, it can also require quite a large amount of planning and preparation. The heavy equipment used in the excavation process means that you should most definitely be prepared as a property owner so the project goes as seamlessly as possible. Here are a few things you should do before the planned start date of the excavation project to ensure you are fully prepared. 

Make alternative arrangements for your outdoor pets. 

If you usually have pets that roam the area, it is best to put them either inside the house or make arrangements for them to be situated in a different part of your property. Dogs, cats, and other animals who are roaming the area while the excavator is working can be in harm’s way, and you definitely don’t want them running freely around the excavating equipment while your project is underway. 

Clear the area of your property where work will be performed. 

It is only logical that anything in the area where the excavation will take place will have to be moved, but you will also need to clear the surrounding area as well. Make sure you remove everything from the area that could either be in the way or be at risk of getting damaged during the excavation process, such as:

  • lawn furniture
  • children’s outdoor playthings
  • your vehicles 
  • landscaping tools and equipment

Ensure there is a clear access point to the area where the work will be performed. 

Excavation will require large, heavy equipment to be on your property, which will mean they need a point where they can travel to and from the spot where they will be working. Make sure the crew has a clear-cut access point to the area by removing parked vehicles or other items from your property that could get in the way. Dump trucks, excavators, and other equipment can be fairly large, so they will need an ample amount of space to get through. 

With the proper level of planning, you will see your excavation project go off without a hitch. If you would like to know more about getting prepared, be sure to talk to an excavation company like Haas Construction for more advice.