Drilling And Blasting Is Necessary For Many Jobs

Construction & Contractors Blog

Blasting and drilling is an important part of many construction jobs, including building bridges and roads. It's also important when it comes to building quarries where the materials for the construction jobs came from. Not everyone is familiar with drilling and blasting process. 


Before anything happens, a lot of math goes into the drilling and blasting plans. That's because if the wrong area gets blasted or too much explosive is used, people can get hurt or equipment can get damaged. The math will let the person in charge come up with a reasonable estimate as to how much rock will come down, where it will end up, and where they will have to drill and blast for the next one. Without all that algebra and geometry, all the drilling and blasting would just be kind of haphazard. 


After all the math and planning have been done, it's time to drill. The drilled out holes will make sure that the explosive gets back as far as it needs to be in order to get the amount of rock out. Without those holes going down into the rock face the explosive won't really do any good. It would only take off the surface rock, which would mean that the company would have to blast more often, which can damage the rock behind the surface and cause cracks and fractures which could cause the rock further back to be unstable. That means that people could get hurt. The deeper, precisely placed holes are safer as well as more productive. They also mean that the blasting company or construction company doesn't have to blast as often because they are able to get to the place they need to be much easier. 


When it's time to start blasting, there are a lot of serious safety issues that the blasting crew has to make sure that they follow so that no one gets hurt while it's happening. What happens safety-wise depends on where the blasting is happening. For example, if it's happening on or near a road, the blasting crew would make sure that the road is closed for a few minutes before the blasting happens and that the cars are stopped at a safe distance. 

Drilling and blasting is an important part of many jobs. It's important to make sure that the blasting crew does their jobs correctly from the very beginning so that everyone is safe and the job is done correctly. 


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