Excavation & Trenching

An Excavation vs A Trench: What's the Difference?

Dig a hole in the ground and you’ve made an excavation. Excavations can be any size: wide, narrow, deep, or shallow. OSHA defines an excavation as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the Earth’s surface formed by earth removal.

trench is defined as a narrow excavation (in relation to its length) made below the surface of the ground. In general, the depth of a trench is greater than its width, but the width of a trench (measured at the bottom) is not greater than 15 feet.

Trenching and excavation work or unprotected trench presents serious hazards. Just imagine that one cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car! So avoid the potential danger, time and expense of renting heavy equipment and learning how to use it on the fly. Let the experts get the job done so that you can get the reliable outcomes!

What Is A Utility Trench?

Utility trenches are needed for a variety of services that connect to a building through underground pipes or conduit. The most common are electricity, cable, gas, water, sewer, compressed air and refrigeration.

Whether you are installing a new utility line or removing an obsolete one, installing a water line or sanitary sewer, you need to follow some steps and requirements for your project.

Reliable Outcomes Excavation can help you with your utility trenching project with less hassle and potential issues. We have the knowledge, skills and expertise to help you with any of your excavation or trenching needs. Contact us now and well be happy to help you!