How to Ensure Successful Foundation Drilling

Monday, May 6, 2019

Foundation drilling brings many challenges to construction workers. One of the biggest ones foundation drillers will face is working with the earth. Knowing the design and project parameters makes it easier, but the different possible conditions are unpredictable.

One of the first things you should do before drilling is study the site construction report and study the site yourself. The site report contains tons of valuable information about the scope of the project. It lets the drilling contractor know what kinds of piles need to be constructed and even information about the rock layers they may have to face.

The second thing you need to think about is what your limitations and capabilities are and make sure that you have the proper equipment on hand. The last thing you probably want to do is begin a project and realize that you need to call for assistance halfway through it. This slows production down, incurs extra expenses, and potentially jeopardizes the profitability of the project.

Next, make sure that you bid your projects properly. Although you may not always know what you might encounter along the way, this is yet another reason to gather all of the information you can about the project before you begin. Study the project scope, construction method, and quantity of piles to be constructed, geotechnical considerations, and even the cost of delivering supplies to the project site.

Lastly, you will always want to follow the rules and regulations for drilling strictly. Some types of construction are restricted in different areas by the authorities. Drilling in those areas could be the start of some serious legal problems. You could either be fined, or your construction site could even be shut down. Needless to say, this step is especially important to follow.

Foundation drilling involves a lot of thought, knowledge, and planning. Call Border City Tools today at (888) 571-3148 or reach out to us on our contact form so we can help you order your drill bits, blocks, and lock washers. We look forward to hearing from you!