Soil Connect, a digital platform connecting those who have soil with those who need it, announced the launch of version 2.0 of its mobile and web-based app, bringing much-needed modernization to the transport and management of soil, aggregates and other materials.
Founded in 2018 by third-generation builder and developer Cliff Fetner, Soil Connect solves many of the inefficiencies associated with the antiquated and fragmented approach to soil transport and management.
Traditionally, excavators, builders, contractors, landscapers and other building professionals have had to rely on a loosely defined network of groups and individuals to broker the exchange of dirt, resulting in inflated costs, lost time and project delays. Soil Connect fully digitizes and streamlines the soil transfer process by allowing its users to share posts and transact in a way that maximizes transparency, profitability and productivity.
“As someone who has spent his whole life in the construction business, I have always been frustrated by the costly and outdated methods associated with locating and transporting soil,” said Fetner, founder and CEO of Soil Connect. “Soil Connect offers a sophisticated solution to this problem, as it is the first institutionally-backed platform to provide users on both sides of the transaction with significant cost savings and logistical efficiencies by shortening the distance, travel time and number of trips required between job sites. Our value proposition has been well-received in the industry, as our user base already encompasses thousands of construction professionals across the country who have posted more than 65 million yds. of soil on our platform.”
Soil Connect combines technology and social networking capabilities to serve as a one-stop shop for all things dirt-related. Users have the ability to post listings and requests for soil, aggregates and other materials, and can upload supplier-certified analysis and geotechnical reports, bringing added levels of sophistication and accountability to the marketplace.
Furthermore, the platform enables soil providers and recipients to transact at shorter distances between job sites, leading to quicker processing times and reducing carbon output while allowing users to save on expenses associated with transportation, such as administrator sourcing, truck rental, drivers and fuel.
Soil Connect is currently working to further refine its platform and update its service offering to enable users to track the movement of dirt between job sites and automate the dispatching process, among other improvements.
Soil Connect, www.soilconnect.com