Kissimmee & Lake Nona Excavation & Site Clearing

The cost of land clearing and excavation in Central Florida can vary, from the specifics of the land and size of the project. How can you cut some of those costs while still getting quality work? The answer is simple, contact Swell Construction Group. 

There are a number of ways to cut costs without compromising quality 

Permitting process

Permits are required when it comes to site clearing, especially for a larger project. These costs can quickly add up, eating into a fixed budget. 

Hauling and disposal 

Other factors include hauling and disposal of waste produced from the site. This cost can be reduced by using the modern techniques and proper equipment. Heavy equipment can easily cut down on the time it takes to complete a project. 

Bad weather

Bad weather can play a big role in how quickly the job can get done. While Mother Nature is difficult to predict, the team at Swell Construction has worked in Central Florida since 1989, we are well versed in our afternoon thunderstorms. 

Liability 

It is important to choose a reputable company who is licensed, bonded, and insured. This way, if something unexpected happens, you will be covered. 

Conserve green space 

More and more companies, whether it is a housing developments, playgrounds, or a residential home sites, are conserving more green space. Protecting trees with a wide berth. Not only does this provide shade, it also is aesthetically pleasing and fits within the community. 

Open communication

Saving money is a goal across the industry, accomplishing it starts with open communication. Waiting to hire a company till the last minute, not doing your homework on the company, and using several contractors, can end up adding to your bottom line.  Miscommunications often means money! 

Our goal at Swell Construction is to provide our clients with cost effective solutions for their project. We ensure our work is of the highest quality and the finished job exceeds your expectations. Whether your project consists of a single home, parking lot, or a housing subdivision, we have the equipment, experience, and skill, to get the job done right! 

Site Work & Land Clearing In Orlando, Kissimmee, Clermont

Since 1989, the goal at Swell Construction Group is to exceed our client’s expectations. We maintain a consistent standard of excellence throughout every step of the process. To ensure this we pledge to minimize risk, increase profitability and make the project as simple as possible. 

Minimize risk 

Minimizing risk before the project even begins. Ensuring all the paperwork is properly completed and up to date. No bureaucratic issues means the work won’t have to be stopped or even slowed down. 

Quality site work, land is cleared, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation. A solid foundation with proper stormwater run-off, minimizes financial risk. 

We care about our team and take safety seriously. Which is why team of professionals are properly trained and up to date on the best practices for all the equipment and tools we use. 

Increase profitability 

Meeting our clients’ business goals is our top priority. We apply our expertise in construction and excavation to add to the financial health of your project. Quality excavation decreases financial risk, increases profitability, and benefits our community. 

Simplify the process 

Taking any piece of land here in Central Florida and turning it into a building that will last, take many steps, which can be overwhelming. Swell Construction Group streamlines and simplifies the site clearing and excavation process, decreases stress 

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.

The success and overall integrity of your project depends on properly preparing the land for construction. This phase is too important to leave to just any company, it takes experience, the right equipment, appropriate licensing and insurance. When you choose Swell Construction you can be sure to get the highest quality, professionalism, and great customer service.

Swell Construction is proud to provide our clients with cost effective solutions for their project. We ensure our work is of the highest quality and exceeds your expectations. Whether your project consists of a single home, parking lot, or a housing subdivision, we have the equipment, experience, and skill, to get the job done right! 

Central Florida Excavation; Land Clearing & Grubbing

First step for developing land for a construction project 

To turn land into a suitable construction site, it first must be cleared and grubbed. Most properties here in Central Florida have previously buildings, debris, and have overgrown brush and trees. All this needs to be properly removed for a successful project. 

What is Land Clearing?

Before construction begins, the land must be properly prepared by removing any debris. This includes any vegetation, trees, and brush, so the land can be graded.

Excavation may be necessary for extensive leveling or for the removal of large trees. 

If a property has an existing building or structure, clearing them will be necessary.

This is the first step to have a final site ready for new construction.

What is Land Grubbing?

After a property has been cleared of vegetation, brush and trees, any remaining debris, rocks, logs, and roots will need to be removed, this is land grubbing. 

Land grubbing must take place before site grading can begin. 

How is All Of This Done?

Depending on the site, type of materials, and how much leveling needs to be done, there are a number of equipment and strategies that can be utilized.

The location of utility lines must be confirmed before excavation begins. Bulldozers can be used to push over smaller trees, others may need to be cut down. A bush hog can be used to remove surface vegetation. Then rocks, trees, brush, and debris are all removed. Heavy equipment is used to grind stumps down and dig up roots, then everything is removed. 

Hiring an experienced and qualified contractor 

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! 

Proper land clearing and grading means fewer frustrating setbacks and no future problems. For best results our experienced excavation team is committed to delivering the ideal result, even in the toughest terrain conditions. 

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.

How Important Is Grading To Your Central Florida Project?

How important is it to have an experienced contractor to handle your grading project? So, important that this process can make or break your project!

So, What Is Grading?

Site grading is the term engineers use for leveling the land to fulfill the specification of the project. The slope of the land is considered the “grade”. Adjusting the slope of the land before building on it is grading. 

The grading process takes place in the beginning stages of construction. Taking into account the soil composition, the water retention and soil density, grading takes experience and the right equipment.

Why Is Grading So Important?

Grading plays a huge role in the quality and longevity of the buildings in the project. 

Grading is responsible for creating a solid foundation. Building are very heavy and need to remain structurally sound for many years, a strong foundation is necessary for this to happen. 

Our torrential downpours here in Central Florida can easily wreak havoc on a building. Proper grading reduces the risk of erosion and keeps water flowing downhill, according to the its natural course.

Costly damages happen when water doesn’t drain properly. Cracks and structural impairments can result when the property isn’t properly graded. Water should never be allowed to pool around the foundation. Proper grading also discourages erosion of the land. 

When your grading is properly performed it addresses a ‘buffer zone’ of vegetation, current regulations, and backfill around the foundation.  If not, erosion, foundation and moisture issues, termites, and even legal problems can develop.

The success and overall integrity of your project depends on properly preparing the property for construction.  This phase is too important to leave to just any company, it takes experience, the right equipment, appropriate licensing and insurance.

When you choose Swell Construction you can be sure to get the highest quality, professionalism, and great customer service. 

Commercial Central Florida Excavation and Site Clearing

Every successful construction project starts with diligent preparation, every commercial and residential building’s  future depend on it. A process that requires a team of professionals working together. 

All projects are unique, but they all have the same basic rules. It is necessary to be familiar with all the Federal, state, and local rules. Including, all the regulations, permits, and especial prep documents governing the construction project. With strict EPA guidelines and rules put in place to keep the surrounding area safe and healthy. Minimizing the disruption of the ecosystems, wildlife and infrastructure throughout the project. 

Land Investigation and Soil Testing

Analyzing and testing the soil is vital. Understanding the type of soil, the composition and strength are necessary to ensure the soil will be able to support the structure. 

Whether that means bringing in new soil or compacting the existing soil to compensating for a weakness. While taking great care controlling sediment and preventing soil erosion.

Site Plan Development 

A site plan contains the raw state and after excavation. Including project boundaries, natural topography, placement of utilities, roads, and other important information. A safe entry and exit for construction teams, as well as, material deposit areas. 

Create a Timeline  

Every detail of the construction process requires sufficient time, so that it can be completed successfully and safely. Allocating an extra day for problems such as unexpected poor weather and unavailable resources, which can easily hinder a schedule. These issues can be quickly resolved with a contingency plan.

Carefully Hire Experienced Professionals 

Finding the right team of professionals is crucial. This couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to site preparation. Land clearing, grading, excavation, stormwater and utility installation system, and paving, must be done efficiently and with great attention to detail, to ensure a successful project. Hiring a reputable company is vital. 

Clear Communication 

A good foundation for any construction project is clear communication. Miscommunication inevitably leads to unnecessary delays and costly mistakes. Clearly outlined roles and expectation will prevent derailment.

Each of these steps requires specific equipment to ensure the job gets done right. Swell Construction Group is Central Florida’s leading ‘one stop shop’ for all your construction site prep work.

Since we own all of our equipment (over 130 pieces of heavy equipment), we ensure each one is properly maintained, which means you can depend on us for efficient and prompt excavation work.

Contact Swell Construction for more information on your next project