The first job in building any house is pouring the foundation, whether it is done by a contractor or is a DIY project. Even if a home being constructed will not have a basement, digging out the area where a foundation will be constructed requires the use of heavy-duty equipment. For such applications, the digger derrick is the perfect option. This versatile, one-person, easy to use truck is a great way to prepare an area for a foundation quickly and easily; it is available in numerous sizes from a full-sized excavator to a mini-digger.
Following are some very good reasons why using a digger to help create the foundation for a home is a good construction option.
- Accessibility – One of the main advantages of using a digger derrick is that smaller, lighter ones can get into tighter places than a full-sized earth-moving machine. This is not only more convenient especially when building an addition to a home where a much smaller unit will be the better choice; it also greatly reduces the surrounding landscape from being disturbed or destroyed as smaller units are typically much easier on the terrain. Trenches can be dug for a foundation without having to clear away any existing trees or bushes other than those where the structure will be placed; this also will not interfere with electric lines and other such things that might be in the way and would normally require relocation or special precautions.
- Maneuverability – Besides the obvious benefit of being able to maneuver into a much tighter area, many smaller diggers also have the ability to completely rotate, again saving on the wear and tear to the landscape. It also enables the vehicle to operate without having to be repositioned repeatedly. This flexibility is a great time and work saver for almost any application where it might be used.
- Manageability – With the number of smaller units available today as well as technology that has made them much safer for the average person to use, mini-diggers can be rented by the day and used to conveniently perform jobs that would normally take days to do by hand. Best of all, using these smaller units requires no specific training or certification; however, it is always recommended that an operator have some kind of training on a specific unit even if only renting it to do a single job, since accidents are always possible.
- Versatility – With the necessary attachments, digging almost any type of foundation is a snap. Trenching as well as drilling holes in which to set poles for pole buildings such as garages and barn, is an efficient, one- person job with a digger derrick, a bucket and an auger bit.
With all of these great capabilities and options, it is a lot easier to create a home foundation. Whether full-sized, small, or mini, these helpful trucks can get the job done fast and easy so allow for cement to be poured as quickly as possible, which in turn keeps construction time to a minimum and within budget. Most equipment rental companies have smaller units available for use at all times, so having the necessary equipment available should not be a concern. Therefore, if a building project requires a foundation – consider the versatile digger derrick!