Dos and Don’ts of Dirt Hauling

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Dirt hauling is a crucial part of any commercial construction project. Simply put, the process involves the removal of excess and unwanted dirt and debris from your construction site.

Although this may sound straightforward at first, dirt hauling is more complicated and nuanced than it seems at surface level. Unsurprisingly, countless companies don’t give this topic the time or the attention to detail that it demands, which makes commercial construction an uphill battle.

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To ensure this doesn’t happen to our readers, we’ve compiled a list of practices to follow (and avoid) as far as dirt hauling is concerned.

DO: Implement Proper Training

When asking your construction team to haul excessive dirt from your construction site, you need to make sure that they follow standard practices to the letter! Not only does this significantly reduce the chances of occupational injuries, but it also ensures the systematic cleanup of the construction site in question.

DON’T: Forget About Inspections

Dirt hauling is a long, drawn out process. Owing to the time it takes to complete this process, it’s very easy to lose track due to distractions such as soil erosion and dirt excavation.

As such, it’s important to have frequent site inspections so as to ensure that you maintain a target-oriented approach. Remember, that the equipment you use for dirt hauling (dump trucks and cranes, etc.) is also subject to these inspections so make sure that they’re always up to scratch.

DO: Prioritize Safety above Everything

There is nothing more important than the health and safety of your dirt hauling crew. Unfortunately, most people treat their workers as an afterthought which has led to an alarmingly high incidence rate in the United States!

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Therefore, investing in the right protective gear (helmets and high visibility bibs, etc.) and the right equipment should be on the very top of your bucket list when you embark on a dirt hauling project. Buy state of the art equipment so that your workers are guaranteed peace of mind when handling dirt hauling projects.

DON’T: Opt for the DIY Approach

While DIY culture may have surged in popularity in recent years, there are still some tasks that are better left to experienced professionals! We believe that dirt hauling is one of those complicated projects that should only be handled by dirt hauling and site excavation companies that have years of experience under their belt.

If you’re in the market for a reliable dirt-hauling company then the Gary Barnett Dirt Contracting team would love to help. We’ve been providing both commercial excavation, and site preparation services in Oklahoma and Southern Kansas for decades and have a nearly spotless track record! Furthermore, we also specialize in landscape grading and timber removal!

So, if you have to tackle a commercial project in the near future, pick up your phone and give us a call at 405-760-0885 or get a free quote today!