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.

Orlando/Kissimmee: The Best Way to Prepare Property for Construction

Excavation and land clearing is much more than removing a few trees and evening out the ground. And while the empty lot may seem solid and secure when you walk on it, but the weight of a heavy equipment, buildings, or several homes, may be a different story all together!

A building’s weight has a big impact not only on the ground, but also on the environment. The purpose of excavation is to properly prepare the site to support what is designed to be built on it. The precision and details that are involved in this are more than most people think. If not done with complete accuracy, you can end up with big problems down the road. 

First Things First 

The first things that need to be safely removed, are existing structures, rocks and trees. Although, not everything has to be removed, you can always leave natural geological elements such as healthy trees or hills. 

Some of the topsoil is usually removed during the land clearing, debris from water and sediment is also removed. Earth excavation is also the foundation for holes that will stabilize buildings, even road, utilities, prevents erosion, and allow for proper drainage. 

Prepare the Site for Construction

Preparing the site for constructions is much more than just moving materials and adding dirt.  The soil is responsible for supporting construction. Depending on the type of soil, after it is compacted it can posses different qualities. The precise movements and calculations are crucial to ensure a quality results. 

Often time the topography has been altered during excavation to accommodate the construction. This affects the drainage, utilities, and paving. 

Everything is Connected 

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