After work (construction, earthworks, swimming pool, etc.), the backfill soil surfaces and disturbs. It is then necessary to get rid of it in order to enjoy the space available in the house. Many people find themselves in this situation and therefore wonder what to do. If you are one of those people, this article will help you. It gives you some useful tips to follow to get rid of excess soil in your home.
What to do with earth fill?
When you want to get rid of backfill soil, you can either use it or sell it or use it yourself for other purposes.
1. Resell or donate the filled earth
This option is valid if it is a fertile land. Many people are often interested in filling soil when it is fertile. These include gardeners, nurseries, landscapers, etc. Backfill soil can also be sold to people who are building and need soil for backfill. You can try to spread the message by word of mouth in order to find an interested person.
You can also give backfill to someone near you who needs it. In addition, it will not cost you anything and will allow you to have your space available again. However, you must hire a sanitation company to help you remove the sand.
2. Use fill earth
It is also possible that you use your land yourself. Indeed, if you have a bit of space behind your house, you can spread it out. You will take the opportunity to redo your lawn as you, please. Similarly, the filled earth, if it is topsoil, can allow you to have a vegetable garden example. As said above, it is a highly sought-after fertilizing soil. So, it will allow you to grow your favorite vegetables at home.
By what means should the earth be transported?
Here, several possibilities are available to you depending on the volume of sand to be collected.
Use a specialized company.
There are companies specializing in earthworks and sanitation that are responsible for evacuating the earth from the houses after work. You can call on them. Ask addresses to masons you know so that they can recommend specialized companies. You can also submit the idea to people around you to find it more quickly. The company will provide quality work while allowing you to save time. To make a good choice, compare the quotes you will get. This will allow you to find the ideal company for your needs. Also, you will have to check if the company you have chosen has the necessary approvals to carry out this type of work.
3. Use landfills
Another solution for getting rid of the backfill is to use the recycling centers. And for that, you will need to hire a dump truck for evacuation. If the fill earth is not voluminous, you can adopt rubble bags for evacuation instead of a dumpster. But above all, it will be necessary to call the recycling center in order to know the regulations in force as well as the methods.
4. Take care of the fill soil yourself
If you have the ability and the time, you can take care of the land yourself. This will allow you to make some savings, especially if it is not a large amount of land. But note that when the amount of land is large, it could be expensive for you. Since you will have to take care of the rental of some necessary gear and tools.
Note that when you call on a professional to carry out your work, you will no longer have to worry about the evacuation of the fill earth. Indeed, after the quotes, he will take care of the evacuation. You will therefore have understood that he will charge you unless the evacuation is indicated in the estimate. Sound off in the comments section below, and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about backfilling.