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How Much Dirt Comes From Pool Digging And What To Do With It?

6 August 2020

Perhaps you're looking to increase the sales on your property, maybe you’re after a more villa look. Either way, you want a pool on your property and that’s doable.

However, it’s not all click of the fingers, there’s a long and thought out process to your dream pool. You need to find out where it can be dug to begin with – whether it passes through sewage pipes, waterways, or anything else hidden in your yard.

If you have a clean bill to start digging then the issue of where to put the dirt arises (only naturally!) And as the dirt builds up on your back garden you may begin to worry. You might even notice your excavation company takes away some of the dirt (if you have one) but the soil that they take goes directly to the landfill.

What’s more, is that dirt becomes less compacted upon excavation so it may seem like you end up with more than you initially estimated. A good method of accurately depicting the amount of dirt you’ll end up with is by taking the dimensions of the pool and multiplying them. This will give you a ballpark number for how many cubic metres of soil you’ll end up with.

Getting rid of it is the real issue though and luckily, there are ways of effectively recycling, repurposing, and reusing your soil.

Similarly, there are many construction and gardening projects that require soil. So, why not sell your soil on to someone else? GreenHands can help you with just that! They offer an online marketplace platform that diverts construction materials away from landfills and into the hands of those that need them. There could be a builder nearby that needs your soil, so why not skip tip fees and deliver it straight to them? It’s an eco-friendly way of recycling soil.

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