Planning A Pool Excavation? Read This First

Planning A Pool Excavation? Read This First!

A concreted swimming pool is a dream for most homeowners across Queensland. It’s a great way to truly make the most of our beautiful weather, and it can add value to your property. So it’s no surprise that pool excavations are getting more and more common! But what exactly does it entail? It probably won’t surprise you to know that a pool excavation is a big job – but it’s a rewarding one too. To help you get a handle on what to expect, we’ve put together this list for you!

Planning an excavation is always going to be easier with expert help – make some enquiries!

Before we go any further, we should mention that excavations aren’t exactly a DIY undertaking. As you’ll probably see in the rest of this guide, pool excavations are best done by experienced and licenced professionals. So get out there and do some research! When you are looking for contractors to do your pool excavation, look for things like experience, dedication to quality, and local knowledge. All of these factors are important, and the rest of our guide will demonstrate why!

Before you start a pool excavation, you need to conduct surveys to establish feasibility

A local experienced construction company is perfect for a pool excavation project because local experience means familiarity with the regulations. Of course, you can’t just get out there and start a pool excavation – you need to have all the surveys done first. These surveys basically work out whether or not a pool excavation is actually possible on your property. A survey takes into account the boundaries of your land, the gradient, the soil composition and other factors that could be relevant. Based on those, you can work out how best to approach your pool excavation.

Make sure you have council permission

As well as the surveys, you will need to get council approval for a project as big as a pool excavation. Once again, this is where local experience is helpful. Getting council approval can be a challenging process. There are lots of things to take into account, and if you haven’t done it before, it can even be confusing. But with some experienced local builders to help you out, you will have all the guidance you need.

Once that’s sorted, you need to think about site access: Can the earthmoving machinery get in?

With surveys done and approval obtained, you can get into the nitty-gritty of your pool excavation planning – starting with site access. A pool excavation involves some pretty heavy earthmoving equipment. And these machines are going to have to get into your backyard. To plan this, you’ll need to sit down with your contractors and plan a non-intrusive access point for your excavation machinery. This is where experience comes into it. If you choose experienced builders, you can enjoy a higher standard of planning and execution in terms of things like site access. As always, there’s no substitute for experience!

Finally, work with your contractors to ensure your pool excavation is safe

When your pool excavation is underway, your job is pretty much done. But there is one more thing you need to think about: safety. Excavations involve heavy machinery, holes in the ground, and other potentially hazardous factors. So keep kids clear and make sure to leave all the safety gear in place while your pool excavation is underway – before you know it, you’ll have a brand new swimming pool in your very own backyard. So stick with it, work with the experts, and your pool excavation will go off without a hitch.


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