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The Truth About Posthole Digging: Keeping Your Lawn In Tact

One question we get a lot is: “Will the equipment damage my property?” The answer quite simply is

One question we get a lot is:

“Will the equipment damage my property?”

The answer quite simply is no.

When people take on DIY projects, they often picture the final product in their mind, without fully considering all the mess or complications they may run into along the way. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for. As homeowners ourselves, we know just how big of a job this is so we understand the concern. Rest assured, your home will be treated with the utmost respect, as if it belonged to any one of our employees.

“What about the weather?”

Good question. We make sure we only work in rain free conditions. – Don’t get us wrong, we love the rain, but our equipment doesn’t. The water can loosen the soil making it hard for the posts to settle and the cement to dry. Digging in the rain runs the risk of creating larger, uneven holes. The water can also fill the hole or wash the shovelled dirt back into it, and the mud can prevent the equipment from working properly. Our employees aim to provide services that are precise and possible but this can’t always be done if the ground is weakened and can break apart on its own. For that reason, we will be more than happy to reschedule should the weather make it difficult to work effectively. If its just our digging services you’re inquiring about, we can generally dig up to 20 fence postholes or deck footings in about 90 minutes time, so if you’re schedule is packed, we can be in and out in a flash – before the rain hits!

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We’ve been in the business long enough to know how to prevent these issues – before they happen, ensuring a smooth and efficient process. Don’t worry, our knowledgeable team of professionals will be sure to inform and include you in every step of the process, working to meet your specifications, and preventing any unnecessary surprises. For example, we’ll need a minimum of a 42’ wide opening just to get our equipment into your backyard. If you don’t have that much space, let us know so we can figure out alternative solutions before we arrive, such as removing gates or posts. Don’t worry; we’ll reinstall them afterwards!

There are also additional ways you can protect and maintain your project even after we’ve dug and set your postholes. Before beginning your project, it’s best to wait 36-48 hours to allow the concrete to settle and harden. Alternatively, if you’re pressed for time, we can provide quick-dry cements so you can start as early as 2 hours after installation!

Need more reassurance? Check out our FAQ page, or give us a call at (647)-981-0808!

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