Case Studies 

Spence Excavation provides a complete service for our customers. All sites are managed from start to finish and the work of our tradesmen is overseen by a designated site manager. Our meticulous approach ensures that each contract large or small will be completed on time, on budget and to the highest standards. 
 
Here is a quick insight into some of our most recent contracts... 

 

Stable Block 
This stable block was constructed on a greenfield site. All concrete works to the underside of the stables and the new driveway were reinforced with steel mesh and a drainage system was installed that separated storm water from dirty water. Considerable care was taken in the excavation works to achieve a high-quality landscaped finish. 
A399 Nadrid Cross gabion Wall 
Roadway construction undertaken for Devon County Council which involved traffic management with a convoy system in place. Checks carried out to ascertain position of any services, water, gas, electricity and BT. 
 
All vegetation was cleared from site. Bank cut to correct profile and base excavated for foundation with additional steel bar support. Wire gabion baskets were constructed and placed on foundation and filled with gabion stone, making sure that the front of the gabion used faced stone. Rear of the gabion baskets filled with no fines concrete. 
 
On completion of gabion basket filling the lower working area in the field was reinstated and left tidy and all excavated material graded and shaped accordingly. 
 
30 Linear metres of road kerbs installed on road edge with correct bed and surround, top soil bund to be formed from behind the new kerbs and rolling to the top of the gabion basket retaining wall, the top of the bund to be planted out with appropriate plants, tarmac reinstatement to the front of the new kerb line to be carried out on completion of works 
Exclusive property development in the West Country 
This contract involved the groundworks for two properties. The work consisted of reduced level excavation, foundation excavation, block and beam floors, all drainage etc. The images show the final stages of the construction phase including the installation of the Azweb soil stabilisation system and general landscaping and preparation for turfing. 
New development in Sidmouth 
The work consisted of installing a drive way to a prestigious new build house on the outskirts of Sidmouth, the building already having been developed. 
 
The driveway was excavated to correct line and level with ACO drainage around the building, cement haunching and ornamental kerbing installed. Drainage, manholes and inspection hatches were completed. The correct depth of 803 limestone spread and compacted to support the expected level of traffic before the tarmac was applied. 
 
At the back of the house the owner requested our workers to provide landscaping for the back garden. This consisted of a substantial reduced level excavation in a confined area to build walls, create flower beds, install a ground slab for a summerhouse, build steps to to and lay lawns, the whole project was then finished with ornamental stone and chippings. 
Driveway at Escot Park, Devon 
The new reinforced concrete drive shown was overlaid on an existing roadway for three quarters of a mile at Escot Park. The driveway was an average width of 2.8 metres with major expansion joints every 45 linear metres with crack induced joints every 15 linear metres. The verges to the new road were reinstated and replanted on completion of works. 
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