When it comes to construction projects, construction company owners will agree that mistakes can be very expensive. In fact, it can sometimes take several months—or even years—to recover. For this reason, quality control is a high priority.
Estimating some construction projects can be challenging, and doing it correctly is truly a talent. Back in the days before estimating software existed, field experience was a must for estimators, as they would build projects step by step in their minds. Their best guesstimates became the estimates, a mixture of guesswork and calculations.
Construction, by nature, has its share of unforeseen conditions. One of the most common is the soil at a construction site. The bid/contract documents provided for a project may include a subsurface exploration and foundation evaluation that would include soil boring data provided by an engineering service. A soil bore can give you a glance at the subsurface, type of material, density, and moisture content, as well as possible water table at any given depth.