Freezing weather and frozen soil is not an obstacle that should stop you if the project that you are planning requires digging – for smaller plots, you will need good tools and your physical strength and modern technology has solutions that you can safely and efficiently use for digging in winter as well. Here are some of the things that you can do in winter, too:
- Surface soil removal – if you need to get the surface of the soil on your plot removed to replace it with new, fertile soil, the process can be done with special hydrovac machines that use warm water sprayed at high pressure to move frozen soil;
- Digging a foundation – there are great, modern machines that can excavate to the depth that you need to make it easier to continue your building project when the thawing comes in winter;
- Preparing your soil for planting in spring – the process called single digging (turning over the topsoil) can also be done in winter. The work needs to be done manually, so prepare yourself for some physical exercise in crispy air and wrap up warm;
- Digging holes for fences – you might need new fence holes to instantly repair your fence if it has been damaged by a snowstorm. The job will be hard, but it is healthy and feels great afterwards.
Call 811 for Colorado Springs utilities locations a few days before starting any digging project to make sure the area is free from buried electrical or plumbing cables or wires. Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.