Getting Ready for Summer?

Are you thinking about building a pool in your backyard this summer? Do you dream of a cold dip after a long day? Well, Dig It Civil is here to help.

6 Handy tips to consider when getting your backyard pool ready.

1. Make sure that the area has no unexpected barriers underground, for example rock, pipes, tree roots, ground water or sewage lines. From a budget perspective when excavating, these unexpected barriers often cause monetary and time blowouts so they’re best to be aware of them prior to digging.

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This month, Dig It Civil has been working hard at Gardyne Street, Bronte carrying out the demolition, landscaping, excavating and removal of waste at the property alongside our friends at Access Piering.

This project will see us remove almost 250 tonnes of brick and concrete and 2500 tonnes of bulk excavation.
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This month at Dig It Civil we're talking to Chris Davis our Civil Foreman.

1. When did you join the Dig It Civil team?
I joined Dig It Civil in November 2015. I started as an operator after landscaping for several years. 

2. What is your role at Dig It Civil?
Civil Foreman 

3. What do you enjoy about working at Dig it Civil?
Every project is so different from the last. The difficulty of some of the jobs really keep things interesting and most of the time they are the jobs with the best view.

4. What has been your most memorable project?
I started with Dig It Civil on the Point Piper, Wolseley Road project, so it will always be one of my most memorable. We used barges to deliver machines to site and loaded trucks with a tower crane. Then my next project was on the other side of the bridge in East Balmain, which lead me to my current role, demolishing around a heritage sandstone cottage and extensive sand stone excavating. This included more barges and cranes due to restricted access.

5. Before working at Dig it Civil, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
When I was 18, I went harvesting with several mates that saw us take a long line of machinery from Dubbo down south through Victoria and into south Australia, with a top speed of 40km it took a while.
 
6. What advice would you give to new staff?
Don't be afraid to try new things or to offer an extra hand. Learn from the people around us because we are fortunate to work with and for people that are great at what they do. 

7. What do you like to do in your spare time? 
I have two little girls that keep me very busy. When I can, I enjoy water skiing, snow boarding and giving surfing a crack when the water is warm.
Family man, Chris Davis with his lovely daughters.