Kissimmee/Orlando Top Land Clearing and Site Development

At some point in time, every Central Florida commercial or residential project needs an excavation or earthwork service. When it comes to a solid foundation, you want a company with the highest level of skill and professionalism. When it comes to quality earthwork, Swell Construction has become a leader in the industry. 

There are a few key points when it comes to a successful project, from equipment, experience and budget constraints. 

Equipment 

Choosing the right equipment for the specific part of the project is crucial. Not only for the highest quality, but also for the cost effectiveness of the job. It is important for the company has their own heavy equipment, that are properly maintained and reliable. 

Experience 

When it comes to projects in Central Florida, experience matters! Take a look at prior projects the company has done in the area. It will give you some type of concept of how your project will go. 

Safety 

Every contractor should closely follow all safety protocols. At Swell Construction Group we are proud to have the reputation of maintaining the highest safest standards.

Site Management

There are many projects going on in Central Florida, it is important to understand the location of the development site. A successful excavation establishes appropriate entrances and exists around the job site, how it will affect traffic, the location of their fill pile, and other considerations.

The Budget

Swell Construction is proud to deliver projects within budget and on time, without compromising on safety. 

Licenses and Insurance 

Now more than ever, having the proper licenses and insurance. Proper qualifications can save long will save in the long term. Never compromise on the necessary licenses, insurance, and certification. 

When it comes to excavation and land clearing, consistency and quality are important keywords.

Our experienced team at Swell Construction knows what it takes to get the job done right. Including over 130 pieces of heavy equipment, ensuring there is no job that is too big, from land clearing, excavation, dirt hauling, roads, utilities installation to surveying and much more.

We are proud to be Central Florida’s full service, licensed and Bonded Land development company specializing in residential, commercial and multi-family projects.

How Does Your Parking Lot Or Driveway Look?

Don’t estimate the how you asphalt parking lot or driveway looks. It’s one of the first things people notice when they drive up. If the asphalt is in poor condition, not only does it leave a negative impression, it can pose a danger. 

Consider these essentials tips when creating an parking lot design 

Thickness of the pavement 

Before construction even begins, the quality of the ground soil should be determined. The types of vehicles using the parking lot, cars, SUVs, or 6-wheelers, should be taken into consideration when it comes to the depth of the asphalt.  The more weight, the deeper the asphalt. 

Parking lot size, space layout and accessibility 

It is important to have enough spaces, the average space is 9×19 feet. If you angle the spaces (45 degrees) it will allow for more spaces. Other zones should be taken into consideration, drive thru lanes, drop off zones, ramps, curbs, walkways, and handicap parking. Don’t forget to make it attractive with bushes, trees, flowers. Which can also act as a barrier.

Keep it safe 

Properly installed sub-drainage is responsible for strong pavement, lasting well into the future. To preserve the sub-grade drainage pipes should be installed with filters. This allows a consistent flow of water and contain small particles of soil within the sub-grade. Proper materials are also important to ensure potholes don’t happen in the future, or any sinking or shifting in the foundation.

As a leader in the industry, Swell Construction has extensive experience working with Owners, Engineers and Municipalities on all aspects of a proposal in order to get the project to the next level. Our state-of-the-art estimating software system takes the guesswork out of proposal preparation and ensure the accuracy.

Swell Construction Group is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. With over 130 pieces of heavy equipment, we can handle any size project. Contact us for more information on your next project.

Land Clearing & Earthwork In Central Florida

You have everything ready to start your project, you just need a site development team to clear out the property. A one stop company you can depend on. As a leader in the industry, Swell Construction offers a variety of services, land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation. Without the need for a third party, you will save time and money. 

We believe it is our responsibility 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.

At Swell Construction we take a piece of property, filled with trees and debris, and leak you with land ready to build. From assessing the land to a stable construction site. 

Our precision grading methods ensure your project will have the best possible start. From the Grade Crews to the Utility, Base and Punch-out Crews, everyone involved on the project is supported with the latest in technology and equipment. Each crew is guided by a Foreman who oversees the day to day operations and maintains a safe work environment for his men. Not enough can be said of these fine men and women who work hard on a daily basis and take pride in everything they do. They are a continuing source of pride for all of us.

Survey crews utilize satellite technology with an Agtek GPS system, enabling them to perform with maximum efficiency when staking ponds, inlets and centerlines.

All field personnel are equipped with the latest equipment and communication systems necessary to complete the job on time and to specifications.

Swell Construction owns and operates an extensive and varied fleet of equipment as well as an onsite and mobile Maintenance Fleet.

Kissimmee Land Clearing, Earthwork, Excavation & Paving

Site prep or development in Central Florida encompasses a wide range of preliminary work, excavation, land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation.

This important step is essential to ensure safe buildings, stable foundation, and a healthy environment. 

What is involved in preparing a property for construction?

Geotechnical investigation requires testing of the soil. Here in Florida we have many types of soils with different composition and strength. Soil can in vary significantly on a single property. 

Testing the soil determines the type of soil, whether it is strong enough to stand up to construction. The soil is analyzed, a report is drafted, detailing any issues and the actions required to establish sufficient foundational support. 

Field testing is also necessary to ensure all the recommendations and specifications from the design and soil report are met. 

Sediment and Erosion Control 

Florida has certain requirements when it comes to erosion control. Surface runoff, prevent flooding, water pollution, and soil loss, erosion control should be done by experts who definitely know what they are doing!

Land Clearing 

Land clearing includes removing any brush, trees, existing structures. This requires specific equipment to ensure the job is done right. This also creates a flat, secure surface for construction, which is vital for long term stability. 

Land Grading

This ensures the ground is reshaped to the planned grades. Proper drainage is imperative for any property in Florida, of which land grading plays an important role. It also helps control sedimentation, soil erosion, and surface runoff.  Improper grading can result in increase peak flows, high runoff, poor drainage, and flooding. If the ground is left at levels that are inappropriate, it disturbs the natural patterns of the storm water and can cause a huge, costly mess.

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 

What Goes Into Site Clearing & Excavation In Orlando & Kissimmee

In continuing with last week’s blog on Green construction, most projects starts with excavation and site clearing. Construction developments are quickly becoming aware of both the financial and environmental benefits of green construction methods. 

Swell Construction is proud to partner with developers and those in the construction industry to develop cost effective projects that benefit our community. We promote socially responsible and eco-friendly practices with all of our projects. 

Excavation and site clearing entails multiple steps. Carefully taking many factors into account to ensure the land is strong enough for the planned foundations, is the first step for environmentally friendly construction.

What Goes Into Preparing a Site For Construction?

Step 1: Testing the Soil

It is important to understand what type of soil the land contains. The soils ability to withstand a structure and absorb water impacts the overall success of the project. 

Step 2: Land Clearing 

Clearing the land and getting the ground ready for building typically includes removing unwanted debris, trees, shrubs, and dirt. 

Step 3: Planning The Design 

During this phase professionals partner together to plan the placement of buildings and roads, install drainage systems and utilities. 

Step 4: Site Investigation

To ensure the highest level of quality, our team will analyze the soil, rocks, and groundwater. Taking all this into account to create an updated plan. 

Step 5: Grading and Compaction 

Drainage and land grading is especially important here in Central Florida. It drives water away from the foundation, deterring any foundation and flooding issues. 

This phase requires an experienced team and the right equipment. After all, compaction of the soil is responsible for supporting the building, so it needs to be done with the utmost accuracy. 

Preparing a site for construction requires careful planning and quality work. If a company cuts corners, you can end up with costly damages down the road. 

Partner with a leader in the industry, contact Swell Construction today.