Bulk Earthwork Contractors with Over 73 Years Of Experience
Our teams have extensive experience of working within close proximity to live services, equipment and transport links.
It has long been the policy of Thompsons to recycle as much of the material that arises from our earthworks operations as possible. Not only is this more cost effective, but also helps our clients demonstrate and deliver a sustainable approach to their project delivery. Our commitment to this can be demonstrated through our Integrated Management System, certified to ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 50001 (Energy) standards.
Thompsons are long standing members of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and our staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).
What Are Earthworks?
Earthworks is an operational process often used at the start of a construction project that involves engineering works that excavate, transport and place materials into the earth’s structure to help lay the foundation for larger construction work. It is vitally important to any construction and it lays the foundation of any building work.
The Methods of Bulk Excavation Earthworks Process
There are two different methods of bulk excavation in earthworks:
- An area of land is excavated which sees the removal of soil and rock so that foundations can be laid before building works
- Adding soil and rock to an area of land so that building works can begin before a construction project
Earthworks is any form of work carried out that involves extracting or excavating elements from the earth for construction purposes, whether that be removing or adding earth elements before building works.