The Parksville, Nanoose and Nanaimo area creates excavation challenges. The area around Nanoose for example, has large pockets of granite. This creates difficulties when putting together a foundation for a home and often the Rock Breaking Machinery is brought into play. Steep slopes on building lots are a specific challenge and they make for innovative approaches to solving excavation projects. The area is also connected to the marine environment and this present other challenges especially in the concern for the environment. Kerry Bobcat has been involved in the Oceanside district for many years and has a legacy of great project to add to his name. The galleries only show a fraction of the projects that have been completed by Kerry and his construction company.
Assessment of the Job
The job requires a thorough assessment before the excavation is begun
Breaking up Large Rock
After extracting the large rocks they are transported out to be saved for other projects.
Clearing out for a New Home
The beginnings of any building project requires the services of an excavation company like Kerry BobCat.
Employing a Powerful Rock Breaker
Some excavation projects require the use of a 'rock breaker' to clear the bedrock for the preparation of some difficult lots.
Removing Excess Materials
All of the excess materials are removed from the excavation area and kept for future use in the excavation project.
An Excavation Project in Progress
Getting down to undisturbed ground is the basis for excavation projects.
Getting the Levels Correct
After the main excavation is done, the final job is to get the base as flat and level as possible ready for the build.
Piling the Organic Layer
No foundation that is excavated can have any organic material left. It is all removed to ensure a proper foundation can be laid.
Building a Retaining Wall
Using his various excavating machinery, Kerry builds a retaining wall with solid rock.
Moving Large Rocks
A Kerry BobCat specialty is dealing with large rock and boulders encountered during an excavation project.
Putting the Footings in Place
After the excavation is complete the builder can get on with the job of setting the footing in place.
A Tricky Place
This backhoe is perched precariously on a high bank during a tricky excavation.