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Here in New England, we have a lot of rock. On many building sites, you can't dig a foundation hole or a utilities trench without blasting out the ledge. But I still meet a builder occasionally who has never run into a situation that requires blasting. The average contractor blasting for the first time will have a lot of worries about safety and cost. Blasting is not a haphazard business. A qualified blaster can work safely with today's technology, and he can also help you keep the cost down. The key is to get your blasting company's input early, so they can help you with the decisions that will make