Orlando Land Clearing & Excavation; Stay On Budget

In last week’s blog we talked about what you need to know about land clearing and excavation here in Central Florida.

More and More projects are conserving green space

Whether it is leaving a few old oak trees for an eye catching playground area, shade for a parking lot, or next to an office space to reduce energy costs, today’s projects are incorporating green spaces into their designs. For a better environment and community. 

When it comes to land clearing services, not all are created equal

It takes the right experience and equipment to get the job right. Understanding the latest techniques, newest laws, ensuring the job is done right, and stays within budget and on schedule takes experience and a dedicated crew.

Conservation makes a big difference

Environmental conservation efforts are critical here in Central Florida. It is important to choose a company that minimizes the carbon footprint of your project. 

Construction sites throughout the country are in the habit of producing a significant amount of waste. Sustainability should be a higher propriety, from recycling waste to focusing on decreasing energy costs.

Often times, everything is just tossed into a large trash bin and it ends up in the local landfill, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Green practices also include warm mix asphalt and stormwater management services.

Efficient equipment, conserving energy, and taking proper conservation measures, adds up to a cost savings for everyone, reducing the carbon footprint of the project is very attractive to the new owners. 

In the past decade, there has been a dramatic call for eco-friendly construction practices here in Central Florida. At Swell Construction we believe that starts before construction begins. We are committed to reducing the negative impact site development has on the environment.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the family at  Swell Construction Company 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.

Affordable Orlando & Lake Nona Land & Site Clearing

Many new construction projects here in Central Floria require some type of land preparation. Whether it is for a large development, housing subdivision, and smaller undertakings, such as a new swimming pool or parking lot. 

Either way, here are a few things you should know:
Professional Land Clearing

Land clearing seems simple enough, but what about removing large trees, their stumps and roots, getting rid of big rocks, bringing in the right soil, water run-off, and drainage. Most of the soil here in Central Florida has a lot of sand, not ideal for supporting a structure. Proper land clearing requires heavy equipment, a good understanding of the different types of soil, and the drainage process. 

For a successful project, water run off and drainage need to be properly addressed. It may seem pretty straightforward, but with Central Florida extreme afternoon thunderstorm, it is anything but. Proper drainage means all that water will have somewhere to go, instead of causing a flood inside a building or on the property. When you hear on the news the flooding problems in certain neighborhoods or parking lot, the problem can usually be linked back to the land clearing.

It is also important to hire an experienced land clearing service, this way they will be well versed in the different soil types in Florida. 

As a leading full service site development in Central Florida, Swell Construction Group,  we feel 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.

Check back with us next week for more important information you should know before clearing out and excavating a property.
Until then, contact Swell Construction Company for more information.

Affordable Site Clearing & Excavation In Kissimmee and Clermont

If your new Central Florida project has property that needs to be cleared or excavated, there is a lot to think about. Are there any local and state rules and regulations specific to our area that pertains to your land? What about storm water collection, water runoff, waterways, or certain trees that are protected? What type of equipment will the project require? Are there any underground utilities that exist? Where do you even start?

As a top excavation and site clearing service, Swell Construction Group can all these and any other questions you may have in advance. Most properties need to be cleared of trees, brush, rocks, hazards, and also what may lay beneath the ground. 

It is important to understand, site clearing is a complex task. It involves, knowing which permits are needed, heavy equipment, knowledge of laws, comprehensive surveying, experience with planning and any issues that arise. 

Excavation and land clearing have gone through tremendous changes in the last decade. Today’s methods have become more environmentally friendly. 

Bulldozing 

The most cost effective way to prepare a larger site for construction is the bulldozer method. For smaller properties or areas that need protecting, a BobCat (skidsteer tractors with hydraulic shears. 

Earth Grading 

Bulldozing tends to leave holes, indentations, and rocks, grading corrects all this and makes way for storm drains, parking lots, driveways, lawns and buildings. 

Silt Fencing 

To prevent erosion during the construction process, a temporary barrier of geotextile fabric is placed around the project. It also prevents any construction waste from entering ground water and lakes. 

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.

Land Clearing & Excavation Kissimmee & Clermont

Land clearing, grading, excavation or paving here in Orlando requires heavy machinery, skill, and experience to get the job done right. 

The quality of the project relies on the experience of the crew and quality equipment. Total site development from clearing the land, excavation, grading, and earthwork, to paving, and installation of the storm water and utility systems. 

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.

Why trust the professionals at Swell Construction Company?

The importance of proper water drainage

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. 

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. 

Aesthetically pleasing landscape 

If you want the finished product to be appealing and function, then it takes heavy machinery to create a smooth surface. 

Sustainability 

When it comes to land clearing, excavation, and earth work, it is important to use environmentally friendly methods whenever it is possible. It starts with a specific plan designed for each unique property and project. Utilizing green materials and recycling, is good for the environment, but it is a great way to save money!

Affordable Orlando Site Clearing, Excavation & Paving

Preparing a property for construction here in Central Florida is no easy task. There a quite a few phases that are essential for a successful project.

Preparing a site for construction can include demolition of existing structures, removing hazardous materials and debris, clearing the land, grading, moving the earth, drainage, and paving. 

Site Evaluation 

After the site is analyzed and deemed suitable for your project, the shape and size, zoning regulations, and the slop. 

Geotechnical Testing 

Soil testing determines the characteristics, properties, and composition of the soil and rock beneath the surface. This should include a laboratory analysis, sampling of the groundwater, and soil. Testing the subsurface will determine the weight bearing capacity, strength, and how well the soil absorbs water. 

Site Plan Design 

Not only does this include entry for construction vehicles, temporary storage and access roads, but also, drainage systems, pipes and structures. 

Site Surveying 

Outlining where all the utilities, fixtures, and structures with markings to ensure everything fits together properly. It also designates if there are existing utilities or cables underneath the ground. 

Clearing and Grading 

This includes clearing the property of any existing structures, trees, roods, brush, and underground infrastructures. The ground is filled and leveled according to the specifications. 

Water runoff and drainage is very important in Central Florida. If the land is not properly graded the rainy season will be disastrous. Water will accumulate at the foundation, causing damage and even interior flooding

Site Compaction 

Compacting the soil takes specific equipment to ensure it can hold the weight of the foundation and building for years. 

Subgrading stabilization is responsible for the integrity of the entire project. This ensures there won’t be any caving or shifting and the topsoil is stabilized. This also means the buildings won’t experience structural damage or cracks in the future. 

Swell Construction Group is Central Florida’s leading ‘one stop shop’ for all your construction site prep work.

We specialize in land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, storm water system installation, utility systems installation, and paving. 

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.