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Why Many People Use Trenching Vs. Blasting Methods For Clearing Rock

Gregory Walker

The idea of clearing out rock is nothing new. In fact, it's something that people have been doing for a long time now. Although this is true, the methods that are used for clearing rock have changed a lot over the years. In the past, blasting was considered to be the standard option for clearing out rock. Now, though, although blasting is still used sometimes, it's not necessarily the best or most popular option. Many people are switching over to using trenching methods for clearing rock instead. This is true for the following reasons and more.

It's More Affordable

Of course, the cost is a big concern when you're doing any major project that involves clearing rock. As you might know from previous rock clearing projects that you have had done, or as you might know from getting a quote for blasting services, the cost of removing rock can be expensive. However, in many cases, trenching is actually more affordable. Therefore, if you have been concerned about whether or not you would be able to fit your rock clearing project into your budget, you should consider looking into trenching.

It's Safer

Safety is a major concern when you are having rock cleared. In the past, those who used blasting for rock clearing had to follow a lot of safety guidelines to help protect themselves and others. Accidents can still happen, though, since blasting can be quite dangerous. Of course, there are still risks that go along with trenching as well, so it's still important to hire a safety-focused trenching company to help ensure that none of the contractors get hurt during the project and to protect yourself and others in the surrounding area. However, overall, you can feel more confident that the job is being done in a safe manner since trenching is overall considered to be safer than blasting.

It's Less Damaging

Many people have found that a lot of unwanted damage is often done when blasting methods are used for clearing rock. After all, it can be difficult to control everything that you are doing when blasting. Trenching is much easier to control and is less damaging to the surrounding area overall. This can help you ensure that you don't have a mess to deal with after the job is done, and it's better for the environment, too.

As you can see, there are a number of reasons why many people use trenching methods instead of blasting methods when clearing rock. If you are going to be taking on a rock clearing project sometime soon yourself, you may want to consider trenching instead of blasting for the reasons above and more.


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Hi, I'm Caroline. Welding has always been really fascinating to me. One day, when I was at work in my office, we had a leaky pipe in the ceiling. After calling a plumber, he called a welder who came to repair the large, open pipe. As we were all sitting there trying to work, the welder just came in and started repairing the pipe! I had never worked on a construction site before, and I probably never will. But I started thinking about what it would actually be like to work on a construction site, which led to me exploring construction themes and writing this blog!