The best way of digging foundations
It really depends on the site in question but, if it’s of any size, we can’t recommend highly enough hiring a plant mini digger excavator.
This is by far the best and quickest but only attempt to use one with the correct training and guidance as they can be very dangerous.
At South West Driveways, we use our own mini digger that we bring to site. To hire one would generally cost around £200 a week (2010 prices).
Hand digging is of course an option and this will be especially useful around awkward or delicate places such as gas, water and electricity services. The standard depth at which you’ll find these services is 450mm. However, be careful, not everyone installs things to standards.
If you’re not sure if you need a digger or not, or think we might be able to help, just ask.