Trenching

It happens to everyone: you purchase a new tool, appliance or machine to solve a specific problem, only to discover an additional, equally valuable benefit. Maybe it's an appliance purchased for higher capacity that ends up being far more efficient than the unit it's replacing.

Sometimes the easiest way to get through a problem is to go under it. Whether installing landscape features, fencing or cable, obstacles like sidewalks and driveways can present a challenge to simple trenching methods. Manual methods are always an option, but customers today's rental customers are looking for ways to make their projects easier.

Installing something below a paved surface sounds like a daunting task. While breaking and repairing the surface is one approach to adding pipes, cables and lines below a driveway or sidewalk, that method comes with extra labor, cost and challenges. Consider going below the surface by implementing one of the many methods of boring.

Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) Week was held across the nation by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), and as part of that event the association's Middle Tennessee Chapter held its first TSSD Week Contest. The contest was motivation for local companies to participate in this innovative educational opportunity that teaches thousands of construction industry employees the simple message, "be safe around trenches." The winner of the Middle Tennessee Chapter's 2020 TSSD Week Contest is Civil Constructors LLC.

Designed to fit the needs of construction, agricultural and landscaping professionals, John Deere debuted two new trencher models, the TC36 and TC48, to its family of attachments. The newly introduced TC36 and TC48 trenchers are ideal economic models for lighter-duty tasks and equipment rental, according to the manufacturer.

June 2020 has been declared "Trench Safety Month" by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), further highlighting its innovative educational and safety program, the annual "Trench Safety Stand Down" week held this year between June 15-19.

Brodarica in Croatia is a small and peaceful holiday village by the sea. Its catchword is relax. This small cozy area offers amenities where tourists and local families can have a pleasant time. All easily achieved, until recently, when the water mains change became imperative.

Did you know that in 2019, excavation and trenching violations were some of the most-expensive OSHA citations? Among the most dangerous construction-related activities, trenching accidents represented the tenth highest penalty issued by the federal agency last year.