When it comes to removing large rocks that serve as obstacles to a construction project, many contractors rely on the drilling of holes where dynamite can be inserted and the blasting of this dynamite to reduce the rock to rubble. Too many contractors overlook the importance of integrating these two processes and treat them separately instead.
Here are three reasons why you should consider integrating your drilling and blasting activities into a single process in the future.
1. Uniform blast results.
When two separate technicians are performing the drilling and blasting activities necessary to complete your construction project, the quality of each individual service may suffer. Since separate technicians rarely communicate in depth with one another before completing their assigned task, the drill holes may not be well-suited for the specific type of explosive charge that will be used.
This absence of communication could result in an uneven blast pattern that will leave large portions of the rock obstacle intact. If you want to achieve more uniform blast results, then integrate the drilling and blasting on your next project.
2. Reduced operating costs.
Once a rock obstacle has been blasted, the remaining rubble must be physically removed before construction can continue. Different pieces of heavy machinery are required to lift different sizes of rubble. If you don't integrate your drilling and blasting activities, you could end up with a non-uniform blast pattern that creates rubble in varying sizes. This means that you will have to rent numerous pieces of equipment to ensure the rubble can be cleared away with ease.
By integrating drilling and blasting, you are more likely to end up with rubble that is uniform in size, reducing the amount of equipment needed for safe removal. Eliminating equipment rental fees can significantly reduce your overall operating costs in the future.
3. Increased safety.
Whenever you are relying on explosives to remove large rock obstacles, the threat of injury is present. When you contract drilling and blasting out to separate technicians, the lack of communication between these two technicians could increase the safety risks associated with drilling and blasting.
Integrating your drilling and blasting activities ensures that the technicians responsible for these tasks will be able to utilize one another's expertise to minimize risk when drilling blast holes and setting off explosives on your construction site.
If you are looking for a simple way to get a more uniform blast pattern while reducing overhead expenses and minimizing safety risks, consider integrating your drilling and blasting activities in the future.
For more information, contact local professionals like 3 - Rivers, Inc., Drilling & Blasting