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Digger Hire in Chalk

Chalk is a soft, white, porous, sedimentary carbonate rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite. Calcite is an ionic salt called calcium carbonate or CaCO3. It forms below reasonably deep marine conditions from the gradual enlargement of minute calcite shells (coccoliths) shed from micro-organisms called coccolithophores. Flint (a type of chert) is categorically common as bands parallel to the bedding or as nodules embedded in chalk. It is probably derived from sponge spicules or supplementary siliceous organisms as water is expelled upwards during compaction. Flint is often deposited not far-off off from larger fossils such as Echinoidea which may be silicified (i.e. replaced molecule by molecule by flint).

Chalk, as seen in Cretaceous deposits of Western Europe, is uncommon among sedimentary limestones in the thickness of the beds. Most cliffs of chalk have definitely few obvious bedding planes unlike most thick sequences of limestone such as the Carboniferous Limestone or the Jurassic oolitic limestones. This may indicate unconditionally stable conditions more than tens of millions of years.

Chalk has greater resistance to weathering and slumping than the clays later which it is usually associated, thus forming tall, steep cliffs where chalk ridges meet the sea. Chalk hills, known as chalk downland, usually form where bands of chalk reach the surface at an angle, so forming a scarp slope. Because chalk is capably jointed it can preserve a large volume of arena water, providing a natural reservoir that releases water slowly through ascetic seasons.

Scrivens specialises in digger hire. We deliver our services to customers ranging from industrial, commercial and domestic clients throughout the construction industry. As a company we pride ourselves on supplying a prompt, reliable and honest service to our customers at all times and are confident that the quality of our mini diggers and other machinery & equipment is second to none.

Feel free to check out or Digger Hire in Chalk below and we will be more than happy to assist you. For Digger Hire in Chalk call the specialists today on 07483 862608. We believe our rates are the most competitive in the Chalk area so please get in touch with us today, we can even advise you on the best digger solution for your job.

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This mini excavator was designed to be able to go through a standard door. The tracks will hydraulically retract to allow access. Highly reliable.

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These mini excavators are great for extensions, garden landscaping and much more. At only .993m wide can go into most back gardens and work in tight spaces.

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Designed for maximum dig depth and dump height, the new TB216 has excellent working ranges and a powerful engine for 1.6 tonne machine weight class.

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The extended dozer length optimises the distance between the dozer and the bucket, making it fast and efficient to collect soil close to the machine.

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A firm favorite in the 3.0 ton class, the KX61 delivers the largest digging depth and longest reach off all long-arm mini excavators in this category.

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