At DT Groundworks, a groundworks contractor, we often get asked questions about the work we do from potential clients and customers. These are of course valid and we are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about groundworks and septic tanks installation.

We have compiled ten of the most frequently asked questions we get and have answered them with the help of our in-depth knowledge of the groundworks and septic tank industries.

What weather conditions do you work in?

Our staff are qualified to work in all weather conditions unless adverse weather makes the work site unsafe or will affect the quality of work they are able to complete. In this case, work may be delayed until the weather has cleared up and you will be informed of all progress and alterations that are made to scheduled work.

Do you offer free groundworks quotations?

Yes, DT Groundworks offers free groundworks quotations. You can request one by either calling us, emailing us or completing our contact form and someone will get back to you with the best help possible and arrange any necessary site visits.

Are you able to complete groundwork in locations that are very sandy or boggy?

DT Groundworks has many years of experience in working on groundworks projects in challenging locations, varying from thick mud to asbestos-contaminated demolitions sites and we welcome any challenge that is thrown at us.

Is there a risk of you cutting through an electrical cable or sewage pipes when excavating?

Before we start any groundworks project, we also obtain plans for the services connected to sites, as we are well aware of the risks of cutting through any services and causing severe disruption. Safety is our number one priority when conducting any kind of work on a site.

Do you offer waste removal services?

Yes, we have our own equipment for the removal of waste and excess materials from work sites. We establish a hierarchy for waste reduction at the start of every project, in order to avoid any unnecessary damage to the environment and depletion of valuable resources.

Is it possible to carry out work without upsetting neighbours?

Of course, when work is carried out it is important that people who live nearby don’t having any cause to complain about what is being done. We are very experienced with collaborating with clients and neighbours to reduce any concerns. Often, this will include alleviating structural, environmental, noise and dust issues that may be created as a result of the work we carry out.

What qualifications do your groundworks staff have?

We have some very experienced people in the company and we regularly review staff training requirements. Every new employee receives an induction and toolbox talks that are related to any groundwork tasks they will be expected to perform. Staff are also trained to meet external requirements, such as the Construction Plant Competence Scheme, the Energy and Utility Skills Register and Street Works UK, as well as being trained in First Aid.

What groundworks and septic tank services do you offer?

Over the years, DT Groundworks has gradually expanded. We have gained an enormous amount of experience and can work on projects of any size, from small domestic sites to large commercial sites. Whether this is digging foundations for a housing complex or simply installing a private sewage system for a home, our staff provide the same quality of service.

What types of septic tank systems can you install?

DT Groundworks can provide a wide range of solutions for clients whose location means they are not serviced by main drainage systems. We work with some of the country’s leading manufacturers and use the latest technology to enable us to provide the most cost-effective and long-term solutions for our domestic and commercial clients.

Can the effluent from my septic system be discharged into the environment?

Septic tank systems work like a simple waste treatment plant and the cleaned water is drained into a soakaway. This type of sewage solution can be used in locations where the surrounding soil is suitable for discharge and has been approved by the local authority that services the area.