About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.
If you're thinking about installing an in-ground pool at your home, then one of the first things you should do is to order a soil test. This will help give you a better idea of what your pool installation contractors will find once they begin excavating. However, if you're like many homeowners, you'll skip the expensive soil test and hope for the best. That's all fine and dandy, but if you plan on skipping a soil test, you should at least know what your options are in the event that your contractors hit a thick layer of rock while digging.
Consider an Above-Ground Pool Instead
Installing an in-ground pool in a rocky yard costs a lot of money because the rock will need to be excavated before installation can move forward. Therefore, if your budget is an issue, then you might want to consider having an above-ground pool installed instead. Not only do these tend to be less expensive, but they can be built on essentially any type of land without the need for much digging. Furthermore, you can build an above-ground pool so that it's incorporated into features of your yard, such as a deck or even a slope.
Contact a Rock Removal Professional
Of course, if you're still set on having that in-ground pool installed in its originally planned location, then you'll need to contact a rock removal company, like DyTech, to excavate the rock. This will need to be done with a heavy-duty hammer tool and can take several days, depending on the amount and type of rock. For extremely dense rock types, the company may even need to use small explosives to break up the rock and then remove it manually. Either way, this is something that needs to be done by a professional--and that you should expect to pay a pretty penny for.
Move the Pool to a Different Area
Finally, you also have the option of having your in-ground pool installed in a different area of your yard that has less rock or no rock at all. The only way to determine where the pool could be installed without needing rock removal is to conduct a soil test, so be prepared to pay about $1,200 to $1,600 for the service. From there, however, you'll have the peace of mind in knowing where your in-ground pool can be installed without need for extensive excavation or rock removal.Share
26 January 2015