Is Excavation Really Necessary Just to Install a New Gate and Fence?

The question of whether or not excavation is necessary when installing fences and gates in Denver is quite an important one. While, for some small gates and fences, you’ll only need your shovel and a couple of days of free time, others are far more complex. While you won’t necessarily be able to dig deep enough on your own to keep them solid and standing, an excavator can do that for you.

So, when is excavation work needed? The answers should be quite simple:

  • The first time when excavation is necessary will be when the fence you install is larger and covers a greater area than most common fences. While you might still be able to get the job done manually, it would be a lot more difficult.
  • Another time is when the ground is hard or frozen. During these times you probably won’t want to spend too much outside, since it’s either extremely cold and everything froze, or extremely warm, and the hot local sunlight already turned the soil hard and barren a long time ago.

Although you might consider a regular excavator, there’s a lot to be said about hydro excavation as well. Aside from being one of the most powerful types of excavation currently available, it’s also the only one that can break through frozen soil without damaging tree roots and utility lines.