How to Select a Site Development, Excavation, Paver

 It can be a challenge to choose the right site development company for your residential development, business, or even a personal project. There are many companies in the industry, choosing one you can trust and rely on is vital. The work will impact your project’s appearance and overall outcome. 

When Choosing a Site Contractor or Paver, Consider These Three Key Aspects 


Experience is an important key aspect of any project. The company you choose should have a substantial experience. Not only with your type of project, but also in your area. A local contractor will understand the unique challenges and environmental conditions in your region. Swell Construction has been serving clients throughout Central Florida for 30 years. Our body of work includes land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, stormwater system installation, utility systems installation, and paving.

Properly Licensed and Insured 

The fact is there are many, scammers, unlicensed and uninsured contractors here in Central Florida. And while it may be temping to use them, it will end up costing your bottom line. From shabby work, to injuries and damages on your property, you will be left unprotected. Swell Construction is proud to be a full service, licensed and Bonded Land development company specializing in residential, commercial and multi-family projects.

A Great Reputation 

Swell Construction has built its reputation on service, performance and quality. From the first contact with the Estimating team to the contract, to the final walk through on a project… the team is there for the 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.

If you are looking for a commercial or residential project here in Central Florida we encourage you to contact Swell Construction

Central Florida Excavation; What You Need to Know

What do you need to know before choosing an excavation service here in Orlando, Kissimmee, or Clermont? While you don’t want to spend a small fortune, you also want a quality job, without any problems down the road. 

The bigger the job, it seems like the more bids you receive. Don’t forget “you get what you pay for”. Saving a few bucks now can end up costing you big later. 

Take These Few Things Into Consideration When Considering a Bid

Buyer Beware

Excavation is more important than many people think. Obviously, a low bill is very attractive, everyone wants to keep their expenses in check. But a low bids can mean an inexperienced service, not dependable, or low quality, either way it is a red flag. 

An excavation service with experience and knowledge won’t miscalculate what is necessary for a quality job, manpower or materials. Factoring in all possible expenses into the bid. Instead, a very low bid that tends to add on expenses once the job starts, quickly climbing out of control.

Cutting Corners Can Cost You Big

Low bids are often that way because they are cutting corners, ultimately putting your property at risk. Do they have the proper insurance or licensing? Who will be responsible if something happens, such as an on the job injury. Excavation is a dangerous industry, the cost of injury and death is nearly $13 billion every year! 

Here at Swell Construction we apply our expertise and quality to every project. We take pride in our reliable work and price transparency.

Contact Swell Construction for more information.

Happy Thanksgiving From Swell Construction

Thanksgiving is a time of festive spirit, mouth watering meals and renewing ties with family and friends. It’s a great time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and reflect on what we’re thankful for

The family at Swell construction would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our friends and clients for their support!

How Much Will Your Central Florida Excavation Cost?

The cost of an excavation project here in Orlando, Kissimmee, Clermont, and everywhere in between, can vary considerably. There are many factors that come into play, the size of the project, location, soil type, and much more. 

Excavation is an important step for just about every construction project in Central Florida. Also called site preparation, earthwork, or site work.

Excavation is needed to remove trees and debris on the property, creating a solid foundation, a trench for utilities, and proper drainage. 

Consider these key elements when it comes to estimating the cost of excavation


Grading consist of preparing the land for construction. Flattening and shaping the soil for a stable foundation. Also building slops for proper water runoff. The cost will take into consideration removing the topsoil, leveling the soil underneath, and depend on the shape of the land. 

Soil Type 

The soil is a crucial to every project. It will need to be competent and stable enough to hold the weight of the buildings, cars, equipment, people, and everything else. The last thing you want is problems with unsteady soil or structural damage down the road. 

Removing rocks, trees, and debris

How large the property is, how many trees need to be uprooted, number of rocks need to be removed, unwanted structures, debris, and any hazardous materials, all play a role in the cost. Land clearing is more cost effective when it is done with the right equipment and an experienced team. 

Location of the site

Whether it is a commercial in the city or residential project in a remote part of the country, can play a role in the cost. Underground utilities, water, gas, and pipes, all factors in.

From projects ranging in size from 1 to over 500 acres, Swell Construction Group Inc. has a long history of commercial, multifamily, and single family residential site development projects. We are a full service, licensed, bonded and insured, site development construction company serving Central Florida since 1989. 

Contact Swell Construction Group for your next project.

Kissimmee & Orlando Excavation & Grading

Whether it is a large scale commercial construction project here in Central Florida or a residential design plan, land clearing, site excavation, and grading are three of the most crucial components. 

First the land is cleared of any trees, roots, stumps, brush, rocks, debris, and dirt from the site. Then excavation and grading starts, where the land leveled and prepared for construction.  This included ensuring dirt is distributed strategically to allow for proper water runoff. 

While preparing the land for construction may not sound complicated, proper site work makes all the difference. It can create a solid foundation that last for many decades or a project that encounters costly delays and serious problems down the road.

Swell Construction makes it easy, we are your one stop total site development. From start to finish you can count on us, clearing the land, earthwork, grading, surveying the ground, excavating to the proper depth, finish grading, paving, storm water, and utility system installation. 

Swell Construction Group is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We own our equipment, over 130 pieces, which not only means we can handle any size project, we ensure they are properly maintained so you can depend on a prompt service and no set backs. 

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. 

We have established a great reputation by working with Orlando’s top commercial, multifamily, and single family residential projects. We take pride in performing quality work, while staying on schedule and under budget!

Contact Swell Construction Group for more information

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the family at Swell Construction encourages everyone to join us in learning more about breast cancer and support those who are suffering with the disease.

Though we have made great progress in early detection, cancer treatment and finding a cure, we still have a long way to go.

Central Florida’s Excavation & Site Development

Before a construction project begins in Orange, Osceola, Lake, or Volusia County, excavation and site clearing are usually necessary. No matter what size project you have, the development of your property should be done by a professional. 

So, before you go out and rent some large equipment and do the work yourself, take note of these warnings. 

Surprises In The Soil 

Just because the soil you see on top looks manageable, what’s underneath may be a whole different story. Sand pits are known for collapsing, muddy or wet soil typically runs out of the bucket, and rocks are not only cumbersome, they are very difficult to break up. 

Testing the soil before excavation begins will determine the type of equipment. A professional service will have the experience and the right equipment to get the job right. Bracing the pits, treating the soil, and drilling the dirt. 

The Proper Equipment 

Professionals have the right equipment, making the job safer and quicker. For instance, using a bobcat to dig small rows for irrigation and plumbing pipes is cumbersome. Trenchers can do the job better and easier. 

The extending arms of a crane or backhoe makes the process of digging and reaching around obstacles much safer. The professionals at Swell construction own over 100 pieces of construction grade, heavy equipment, to make sure your project is done right. 

Reduce Property Damage 

What is under the ground, public utilities, buried pipes, and who knows what other obstacles lies beneath the soil. You also need to worry about the overhead lines and buildings. Large equipment isn’t always easy to maneuver, it takes experience 

Excavation Can Be Dangerous

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports of over 150,000 construction site accidents every year.  From pits collapsing to equipment accidents, there are more hazards than most people realize. Professionals understand the technical tasks and details before the work begins. 

A solid foundation starts with quality construction site development. At Swell Construction, we are committed to quality work at cost effective price. 

If your property is in need of land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation, contact Swell Construction.

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