Steps to build a driveway: Check for underground utilities Survey your land and know your boundaries Mark your project area and stake out boundaries Excavate topsoil and level out project area Lay wooden forms around the project area, anchored with stakes Add in sand to firm up the soil, and gravel to ensure base thickness Compact gravel and soil Lay steel reinforcing mesh or bars Pour concrete Smooth out and level the concrete Set and cure concrete (don’t rush it!) Park your car! Items You Will Need to Build a Driveway Wheelbarrow Tape Measure Shovel Hand Spade Compactor Site String Line Stakes Spirit Level Straight Edge Tool Hand Float Cement Trowel Edger Hose Groover BroomRead more here
The Victorian Government has awarded a Metro Tunnel Project package of works worth $1 billion to the Rail Infrastructure Alliance, which consists of John Holland, CIMIC’s CPB contractors, Rail Projects Victoria, and Metro Trains Melbourne.Read more here
The Victorian government has awarded new contracts worth $910 million to remove level crossings throughout Melbourne. A Lendlease, WSP, Acciona Coleman Rail and Metro Trains Melbourne alliance has won a $744 million contract to remove five crossings on the Frankston line. A $166m contract will see a level crossing on the Pakenham line removed by Fulton Hogans and Metro Trains Melbourne.The contracts are part of a programme to remove 75 congested and dangerous level crossings by 2025. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said the state is “well on track”, with 30 of the unsafe crossings already removed and contracts for a further 50 now awarded. “We said we’d remove 75 level crossings by 2025 and with contracts now awarded for 50".The government is investing $3bn to improve the Frankston line, with major works starting in Cheltenham and Mentone. The new Carrum Station is set to open in mid-February.Read more here
Transform the way your business works. iSeekplant can connect you with a number of suppliers in the Melbourne area providing high-tech vacuum excavators and non-destructive excavation services. Faster and less disruptive than traditional earthmoving equipment, these units help companies cut labour costs and improve productivity.
Whatever the size of project you are working on, you will find equipment to support you on our website. Partnering with a wide range of suppliers means we are able to meet an incredibly diverse array of needs and requirements, ensuring that every Melbourne contractor can find tools they need to get the job done right at iSeekplant.
Especially in heavily built-up areas, vacuum excavators provide a safe alternative to mechanical shovels, borers and drilling rigs. One application in which these units shine is in underground cable location. Traditional methods of uncovering power, water and sewerage lines can often lead to utility strikes. Even with appropriate signage, heavily built up areas can have multiple lines of overlapping utilities, increasing the risk to labourers.
Vacuum excavation is the solution. When combined with a high-pressure water jet, these machines safely ablate material such as soil, clay and crushed rock and suck it away from the site, resulting in less loose debris around the work site and faster excavation. Hand excavation is a slow, labour-intensive process that can still result in avoidable injuries or even death. Vacuum excavation is safer and as much as six times faster when working with heavy soil, so you are saving money every day on-site.
These machines offer you real flexibility in how you approach a site. Depending on the capacity of spoil tank and unit power required, these machines are either truck-mounted or towed on a trailer. These are the ideal machine for clearing away blockages in gutters and sewerage systems, removing debris from construction or demolition, and picking up miscellaneous loos material (such as during railway track re-ballasting). Wherever precision and speed is needed in excavation and earthmoving, consider the iSeekplant range of vacuum excavators, available across Melbourne.
Work with a company who understands your business. Built by and for industry professionals, iSeekplant is the cost-efficient, fast way to get precisely the equipment you need for your next project. Browse our range today and speak directly to the suppliers.
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