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.

Orlando/Kissimmee Land Clearing & Excavation

Do you need a piece of land cleared in Central Florida? Where Do You Start and what do you need to know? There are a number of things that go into land clearing and just as many issues to watch out for. 

Utility Issues 

Underground utilities, sewer lines and power cables, are not always clearly marked. Detecting them may not be easy. Digging up these utilities can be extremely dangerous. Which is why professional excavation does excess research before beginning the project. 

Tree Issues 

Small plants and trees may be easy to excavate and remove, but removing larger trees and their roots take a lot more that bulldozing. It takes the experience of a professional to tackle these issues. Roots need to be expected before removing the tree and safety needs to be addressed as removing large trees can be dangerous and cause extensive damage. 

Hazardous Materials 

Hazardous waste left on abandoned or vacant property is an especially big issue here in Central Florida. Often times this includes chemicals, garbage,  unwanted dangerous materials. These items need to be properly removed and disposed of. 

Water Issues 

Water sources located underground can be difficult to detect until you start digging. Soft ground can indicate an issue with water, which can be expensive to reroute to make the property buildable. It is important to have the property inspected before purchasing. 

Permit Issues 

Permits are required before excavation or site clearing can begin. To avoid any delays, make sure you have all the necessary information for the permits. 

Finding the right team of professionals in Central Florida is crucial. This couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to preparing your site for construction. 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. 

As a leader in the industry, 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.

Affordable Orlando & Kissimmee Site Clearing & Excavation

Land developing and clearing in Central Florida is not an easy task. It demands heavy duty machinery and knowing how to use them, the understanding the principles of drainage, land sloping, and proper excavation techniques. To avoid serious issues down the road, the job should be done by an experienced professional. 

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. 

Take these steps when choosing a site clearing professional

Type of Machinery and Equipment 

Not all development and land clearing projects are the same. Hiring a company with their own equipment (and many of them) is vital to getting the job done right. Different pieces of machinery are necessary for each step in the process. Whether you are clearing out several acres of land or having a driveway or parking lot repaved. If they own their own equipment, the entire process will not only be less expensive, it will go quicker and smoother. 

Fair and Reasonable Prices 

Don’t fall victim to the lowest bid. While you may be thinking you are saving a few bucks, it may end up costing you in the end. An honest contractor will know the value of their work. Knowing you’re in good hands and your project will go smoothly, is definitely worth it. 

A company who offers a very low bid, may be cutting corners, have poor equipment, and unqualified workers, to keep the costs low.

The Company’s Knowledge And Experience 

The number of years a company has been in business typically correlates to the experience and organization. A company needs to know what they are doing in our tropical Central Florida environment. Check out the company’s website, see what they are about, their specialties, and ask questions. 

Proper Licensing & Insurance 

This is important for any type of job. Protecting yourself from incompetent and dishonest contractors is a top priority.  It’s easy to skim over the details and rush through the process, but they are complex jobs and very involved. Including plumbing and electrical lines, prepping for the building and engineering compaction. Too much is at stake, it’s vital to trust the company.

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.

As a leading full service site development in Central Florida, Swell Construction Company feels 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.

We specialize in earthwork, excavation, land clearing, land grading, storm water, utility system installation, paving, and much more. With over 30 years of experience and over 130 pieces of heavy equipment, we can tackle any project!

Contact Swell Construction Group for your next project.