Much has been said about the use of mechanical excavation methods in earthworks and excavation projects. With all of the information out there, it can be hard to make sense of what using mechanical excavation plants really means. However, you can be sure that the issue is not as complicated as some would have you believe and there are, in fact, distinct and straightforward advantages to using mechanical excavation methods.
Earthwork and excavation is a very large undertaking, whether on a large industrial or civil level, or on a smaller private or residential level. So, why is it a good idea to use mechanical excavation and earthwork plants? Here are just a few:
Faster Completion of Projects-It’s no secret that earthwork and excavation projects are expensive endeavors, and the longer a job takes, the more expensive it will be. Using mechanical plants can cut down on the excavation and earth-moving process and therefore significantly cut down on the cost of the entire job.
Safer Practice-In some cases, manual labor is the only option, but when mechanical methods can be employed, they significantly cut down on injury risks on the job site. A mechanized work site is a safer work site, because the machines do all of the work that can easily harm or injure a human worker. This also cuts down greatly on total job costs because insurance rates for the job will be positively affected and, of course, payment to injured employees becomes unnecessary.
Get Deeper-While the amount of digging and excavation that can be achieved by a human worker is extremely limited due to fatigue and other human factors, mechanical backhoes and face shovel excavators can reach much deeper into the earth. This is important because some jobs require a massive amount of earth to be moved and these amounts can only be moved with the use of mechanical excavation plants.
Less Manpower Ultimately Needed-Efficiency and cost-effective methods are extremely important in excavation and earthworks projects. As mentioned earlier, these projects can be very expensive, but having a mechanical plant on your excavation job can cut the cost of manpower at least in half. Fewer workers means a cheaper and more efficient job invoice. In addition to the immediate money-saving effect that having to pay fewer workers has, having a mechanical excavation plant also decreases the risk of bodily injury on your job site.
No matter how big your earthwork and excavation job is, using a mechanical excavation plant just makes good sense. Backhoes and face shovel excavators can dig deeper, work faster, move earth more safely, and save you more money than a purely manual workforce. The FGS Group employs a careful combination of mechanical excavation and manpower for each job we take. We have all of the mechanical excavation machines needed to do a fast, safe, and cost-effective job, and the experienced manpower to run it all. Call the FGS Group today!