Excavation
 
Excavation

Soil Excavation

Soil excavation, or digging a hole in the dirt, has been around since the first human dug up something shiny millions of years ago. However, unlike the crude, slow processes of that bygone time, soil excavation in the 21st Century is a very precise and technical process, even using vacuums for delicate work - Talk about a Dirt Devil!

There are as many uses for soil excavation as there are stars in the sky. Have you ever planted a garden? The seed-holes are (tiny) examples of soil excavation at work. When your dog buries a bone, that's soil excavation, too. Even the hole Alice fell into after chasing the White Rabbit is a result of soil excavation! Maybe he would've filled it in, had he not been so late….

At this point, you might be wondering where you fit into things, and, what this has to do with you. Well, the answer is, "Plenty!" Every time you drive through a tunnel, or use the subway, you're entrusting your life to soil excavation. The same can be said of any pirate who ever buried a treasure. In fact, the human drive to expand and consume is one of the primary reasons soil excavation exists to begin with. Early humans buried (and later excavated) their dinner, and later, millions of Chinese built the Trans-Continental Railroad. If you haven't been following along, the TCR was built primarily to facilitate the easy movement of people and goods from one edge of the country to the other - and you may rest assured that soil excavation played a large part in its construction.

The point of such things isn't to give you a history lesson, simply to remind you that there is scarcely a facet of your life which has been left unaffected by soil excavation. Think about that the next time you bury your little sister's Barbie doll.

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