Top Excavation & Site Clearing, Orlando & Kissimmee

The first step in the construction of any Central Florida home, subdivision, housing community, or business is excavation. It is a very crucial part of the construction process. Without a stable and strong foundation, any building will run into bit problems. 

“Excavation is the process of moving earth, rock or other materials with tools, equipment or explosives. It also includes trenching, wall shafts, tunnelling and underground. It is the preliminary activity of the construction project.” The Constructor Civil Engineering 

More Than Just Providing Support for the Building

Though it may not seem like it, site clearing and excavation is a precise science. The last thing you want is the foundation of a new home to sink down into the ground or start to crumble.

What is the Purpose of a Solid Foundation?

A quality foundation will keep moisture out of the building. Which can be a big issue here in Florida.  When moisture seeps into a building mildew and mold starts to grow, the foundation and walls can soften and crack. 

The foundation is also responsible for insulating the building from the intense heat and cold. 

A secure foundation protects the structure from ground movement. There are many things than can cause the soil to vibrate, shake and shift. Such as vehicle traffic, running water, heavy equipment, high winds, and earthquakes. 

What Makes a Solid Foundation 

A foundation needs to be tailored to fit the construction project. Precise footing measurements are vital for the precise placement of walls, windows, doors and the overall appearance of the building. Soil conditions and the surrounding water table play a big role in the excavation process and foundation. 

Why Do Foundations Fail?

How much does excavation cost? Check back with Swell Construction next week to find out. Until then, if you are looking for a top rated excavation service in Central Florida, contact Swell Construction.

When it comes to residential and commercial projects, Swell Construction is exceeding our clients’ expectations.

With over 30 years of experience and over 130 pieces of heavy equipment, we can tackle any project!

We provide accurate estimates and perform our scope of work in an efficient, timely, and a cost effective manner.

Contact Swell Construction for more information on your next project.

Orlando/Kissimmee Land Clearing; What You Need To Know

Starting a construction project in Central Florida can be a big undertaking. It requires a professional team with the right equipment. If not done correctly, the process has the capability to damage the property and cause serious problems down the road. 

What Do You Need To Know About Hiring a Contractor To Clear Your Land 

Ensure your contractor has the proper registration and licensing 

 While it may not seem like a difficult task, there are many factors that come into play. Depending on the property, the types of trees, plants, brush, and debris, heavy equipment and fire may be necessary. 

Make sure your contractor has all the proper forms, licenses, workers’ compensation, insurance, and other paperwork. 

Swell Construction Group is proud to be a full service, licensed and Bonded Land development company specializing in residential, commercial and multi-family projects in Central Florida

Check your contractor’s references 

A professional land clear and earthwork contractor should be able to provide references.  A reliable and established business should have satisfied clients. They should also have a website that allows clients to know who they are, the projects they’ve worked on, and references

What is the charge for their service?

Going with the cheapest option may not be the best option. There are a lot of scammers in Florida, not reputable, don’t have the proper equipment, or the experience to get the job done right. A reputable land clearing service will give a competitive quote. 

Ask if the Land Clearing contractor has done jobs like yours before

No two properties are alike, each project has their unique set of challenges. With over 30 years of specializing in total site development in Central Florida, Swell Construction Group has seen it all. 

We are proud to provide our customers with a quality-finished project. This is achieved by having highly skilled personnel in all positions within our company. We provide accurate estimates and perform our scope of work in an efficient, timely, and a cost effective manner.

Our state-of-the-art estimating software system takes the guesswork out of proposal preparation and ensure the accuracy and fast response required by Owners. Our team is ready to work with Owners, Engineers and Municipalities on all aspects of a proposal in order to get the project to the next level, which is Project Management.

Contact Swell Construction today for more information

Orlando/Kissimmee; Cost of Excavation & Site Development

Quality excavation and site clearing is vital to any construction project here in Central Florida. Without it, foundations can fail, causing cracks, shifts, and even sinking into the ground. Today’s homes and businesses a heavier than ever before, the foundation needs to be able to support the building, stone countertops, flooring, and everything it contains. 

The foundation should be sturdy and strong enough to last forever, this takes a quality excavation service. 

For instance, if the backfill bordering the foundation is too wet, the moisture will be absorbed by the concrete. Which will in turn cause a host of problems such as cracks and leaks. 

Rushing the process and not adhering to all the local building codes and restrictions can really set a project back. Both in time and financially. The professionals at Swell Construction take all the details into consideration, the distance between overhead power lines, fences, easement, and such. Small mistakes now turn into big repairs later. 

During the excavation and site clearing process it is vital that all the tree roots are removed where foundations will be poured. Removing just the stump just won’t do. In our tropical climate roots will continue to grow and damage the foundation. 

Complete site development takes proper heavy equipment. This should be done by an experienced team. Soil, rocks, and debris need to be properly removed. Displaced soil can cause landslides and collapsed walls. 

How much will it cost?

While there are many variables when it comes to cost, Swell Construction Group is proud to have the reputation of performing quality work, coming in under budget, and on schedule. 

From the first contact with the Estimating team to the contract, to the final walk through on a project, the team at Swell Construction is there for our client. Our state-of-the-art estimating software system takes the guesswork out of proposal preparation and ensure the accuracy and fast response required by Owners. Our team is ready to work with Owners, Engineers and Municipalities on all aspects of a proposal in order to get the project to the next level, which is Project Management.

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Site Development, Grading, Land Clearing, Excavation

Whether you are breaking ground on a new Orlando, Kissimmee, or Clermont subdivision, business, or single family home, quality land grading is more important than you think. 

There is water just about everywhere here in Central Florida. From the lakes and ponds, to the daily torrential downpours. All that rain water has to go somewhere and it should be away from your building. Water drainage probably isn’t something that comes to mind when you drive by an office complex or beautiful housing subdivision, but when the land isn’t graded properly, the water damage can be significant. 

When the land isn’t graded properly water can flow towards a building. When water pools around a foundation the pressure can result in cracks and structural damage. Threatening the structural integrity of the building. 

This standing water also encourages insect infestation and contributes to the breeding of mosquitoes. 

Grading ensures water is being diverted correctly, which prevents land erosion and proper drainage. Whether it is a system of pitch angles, piping or swales, it can prevent flooding and a lot of headaches. It also takes neighboring properties into consideration, protecting them from flooding. 

Grading sets the tone for the entire construction project 

Starting with a topographic survey, then initiate a plan. To prevent erosion of the soil, a ‘buffer zone’ should be established. 

A local professional grading service will know the current regulations that need to be followed. 

Back fill around the building’s foundation is also important. Too little and you can end up with an insect and termite problem and too much and you have serious issues with moisture. 

Proper grading also sets the foundation for beautiful landscaping. The aesthetics of the completed project will come together when grading is finished. 

It is important to hire a expert grading service 

The foundation for any Central Florida construction project is site development. From excavation, clearing, to land planning, maximizing usable land and creating a secure and stable site for your construction site is what the seasoned professionals at Swell Construction has been doing for 30 plus years. 

Our experience, innovation, leadership, and commitment, ensures we will exceed your expectations. Working on a project from initiation ensures a higher level of planning, a solid foundation, and in compliance with all local regulations. 

Excavation and land clearing may seem simple enough, but it requires a team of experts who understand Central Florida’s soil conditions, weather, and the environment. The ground itself needs to able to withstand the weight of the buildings as well as the construction materials, while the drainage needs to solve problems, not create them, as well as be responsible for the surrounding areas.

Swell Construction Group is Central Florida’s leading ‘one stop shop’ for all your construction site prep work. We ensure every step of the process is done according to the  requires specifics and with quality.

Contact Swell Construction for more information on your next project 

Orlando & Kissimmee Expert Excavation Contractor; Tips to Protect Your Foundation

With the growing population here in Central Florida, there is a high demand for housing subdivisions, medical communities, and retail plazas. Construction and new developments are starting every day. 

Land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation, are a vital part of any new construction project. There are some important tips to protect your foundation and project down the road. 

The soil is very important to your project 

The natural elements and components in the soil can affect the project’s stability. The soil report will enable to prepare the best plan for excavation. It is also responsible for the longevity and long term protection of the building. As well as the liability of the developer. Ensuring the foundation of the buildings will be built on solid ground that doesn’t hold moisture, which can make the foundation susceptible to shifting and other movement. 

The importance of proper grading 

Once the soil report and land survey is complete, excavation begins. To protect the building in the long run, the grading and drainage needs to be assessed and designed. More than just drainage, improper grading can result in foundation damage, cracks, erosion, encourage mold growth, an invitation for insects, pests, decay and rot. It is crucial the slope is away from the building and design the landscape around slope grade. In the end this will save a ton of money and frustration down the road. 

Installation of drainage systems

Drainage is a big issue here in Central Florida. Designed to channel the flow of water away from the building foundation. If the soil under the foundation gets saturated it creates a domino effect. The soil expands, causing an uneven base, the foundation can crack or shift, which can lead to cracks in the walls and ceiling, and a host of liability. 

Swell Construction is Central Florida’s premier excavation company. We take pride in quality land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation, to get your project done under budget and on time!