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Word-of-the-Month: Earthwork

Earthwork

Earthwork consists of handling parts of the earth’s surface to redistribute the soils or unformed rock present in the ground. Earthwork often occurs before temporary or permanent shoring structures are constructed and results in an even-graded surface that is ready for further construction activities.

Fun Fact

The cost for earthwork services is a function of the amount of soil hauled times the total distance it is hauled. Typically, construction managers strive to haul the soils in the least amount of loads possible to better optimize time and costs.

For Urbandale Community School District’s new Valerius Elementary School, Stahl has completed earthwork in preparation for the construction of the new building.