While water is, of course, central and critical to our existence, no one has ever confused it with being convenient for outdoor projects, especially in large and unrelenting amounts.

Welcome to spring (and, for that matter, also in the fall). And yet, work must go on —construction and with it excavation.

Wet soil

Water makes soil exponentially heavier and besides that turns it into mud. It is instable to build upon (think the famous biblical parable of the foolish man who built his house on the sand), so it must be either dried or moved. And moving wet soil/mud requires more effort and energy than dry soil, both from the machinery and the people who operate it. One way or another, eventually that all comes down to increased costs.

More hazards

Once the process of removing the soil has begun, more perils await. For the same reason building on wet soil is impractical, the process of excavating it adds difficulty. Wet ground is slick and slippery — making machinery problems, missed footing, cave-ins and trenches collapsing all more likely.

Professional solution

The solution to these problems is to get Little’s Excavating involved. We have the equipment to make a tough job more doable, but as importantly if not more so, we have the expertise to use it properly and the experience to navigate whatever specific situation we may encounter.

While weather may be an uncontrollable, we can plan ahead and work around whatever curveballs it may throw. Let our professional team assist in matters involving wet soil — productivity, but more importantly, the viability of your planned structures may rely on it.