4 Steps in the Preliminary Planning Phase of Your Foundation Drilling Project

Drilling a foundation is a tedious task that involves extensive planning and organisation before starting the actual project. There are numerous aspects you need to accomplish beforehand. Even before the construction team begins their work, all stakeholders must participate in developing detailed plans. 

Here are four crucial preliminary steps to consider during the planning phase of your foundation drilling project;

Consider a Comprehensive Site Report Analysis

Before breaking ground, a surveyor might hand you the site analysis report containing all the relevant details regarding the construction site. This report defines various aspects, including underlying rock composition, possible construction plans, required equipment and so forth. Its primary purpose is to provide you with the information you need to create a workable plan for your foundation drilling project. Therefore, do your due diligence by evaluating the report to gain more insights into your construction site. If possible, this allows you to rectify any errors in the report before commencing actual drilling. 

Understand Your Local Construction Codes

Every state has its unique construction regulations. Take time to learn what the law in your respective jurisdiction states concerning foundation drilling.  Do thorough research on local statutes and reach out to local building authorities for any inquiries. If you don't want to get into trouble with the construction authorities, ensure that you fully understand the applicable building codes. 

Take Charge of Your Time and Drilling Site 

Foundation drilling is the first step in a multi-phase process of erecting a new structure. That means you should try as much as possible to prevent potential delays that might negatively impact timely project delivery. Besides, delays can significantly impact your reputation as a contractor. Therefore, consider taking charge of your project by planning earlier and setting strait-laced parameters for time management once the work commences. 

Keep All Communication Channels Open

Maintaining proper communication among teams working onsite might seem like an obvious requirement. However, maintaining a smooth channel of communication with all stakeholders is paramount. Keep your local construction authorities, clients and subcontractors fully engaged to ensure all processes are running as planned. Their input is undoubtedly vital for the success of your foundation drilling process. 

Final Thoughts 

The pre-planning phase of your foundation drilling project is essential for its success. Your project will ultimately fail or take longer than expected if you don't carry out preliminary meetings regarding plans, budgetary allocations, construction codes and more. Work with reputable foundation drilling experts in your area to fast-track the process and deliver successfully on time. 



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