Central Florida’s Top Site Clearing & Excavation Service

Central Florida commercial and residential site development  can be a complex phase of a building project. It is vital for the plan to be executed correctly, from clearing the land, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation.

Before construction on a property begins, the land needs to be prepared. This includes grading and leveling the land. Grading the land is the processes of developing and shaping the land to meet the specific needs of the plans. Grading also:

Ensures the property has proper drainage 

Meets all the zoning regulations and any other requirements

Set the maximum depth and height for fills, cuts, or swales.

Gives the property the desired aesthetics 

Benefits of proper grading in construction 

If grading is not properly done during the construction phase, it can lead to water runoff that moves towards the structures and buildings instead of away. If water builds up beneath, or around the foundation it can cause hydrostatic pressure, which leads to structural damage. 

Poor grading can lead to a host of other issues, such as pollutants or water being directed near by properties. This can result in a liability for the owner. Property damage can also happen as a result of erosion, due to poor grading. 

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. 

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!

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.

Earth Works & Excavation In Orlando & Clermont

Continuing last week’s blog, site clearing and ensuring a site is properly prepared for construction. After a property is cleared of all debris, brush, large rocks, then depending on the specific site’s needs and according to the development, further work is necessary. This can include soil remediation, rock removal, and grading. 

Grading is the process that transforms the contours of the property’s elevation to meet regulatory requirements and aesthetic needs. Soil remediation will remove unstable soil and replace it with safe soil. Rock removal will take away any below grade rocks that can hinder or impede construction. 

Other site work needs include stormwater management, utility installation, paving, and landscaping. 

It is vital to partner with an excavation contractor with the necessary experience.

The cost of a project typically depends on the scope and difficulty of the project.

The scope of the project and condition of the land, are there large slopes or is it flat? Is it heavily wooded with large trees or is it mostly grass?

Are there any local permits, environmental regulations or zoning variances needed?

Will the cleared debris need to be hauled away or will it be burned?

How accessible is the property and how much land need to be cleared?

When it comes to your project, the experienced team at Swell Construction, will work closely with you to determine your best option. Our decades of experience and vast experience here in Central Florida will ensure the highest quality of work and give you the peace of mind it is done right!

Throughout the decades, we have worked on a variety of projects, including multifamily housing, subdivisions, offices, education facilities, and much more. We encourage you to look at our past projects. 

We are proud to be a part of our community. The clients we partner with are our top priority, which is why they return to us for all their site development needs. We are committed to the highest quality and staying within your budget.  

Site Clearing & Excavation For Central Florida Property

Excavation and site clearing is the first phase of any Central Florida residential or commercial construction project. A solid foundation for building, utilities, and roads. Even the tiniest miscalculation in this stage can wreck havoc on the project down the road. There are many points to take into consideration 

Site Management

A complete site development service provides excavation service needs to work closely with land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation.  The experienced team at Swell Construction works with Owners, Engineers and Municipalities on all aspects of a proposal in order to get the project to the next level. This ensures unnecessary delays, quality and timely work.

The Project Manager is the pivotal point on a project and all crews take the initial direction from him. They ensure the project is built to the client’s specifications and acts as the interface between the Owner, the office and the field. Open communications is the key to success. 

Time Management

A timeline is of utmost importance. While the weather in Central Florida isn’t easy to predict 100 percent of the time, delays can cause setbacks. Your project should be the highest priority, the excavation service should be responsive to ensure the project is finished on time. 

Professionalism

You don’t need any added stress. It is important to take into consideration the nearby properties. What will the road conditions be like? The noise? A little professionalism goes a long way!

Erosion Control

Storm water and erosion control is of utmost importance in Central Florida. It can quickly become a hazardous condition. Surface runoff, prevent flooding, water pollution, and soil loss, erosion control should be done by experts.

Looking for a top rated excavation service in Central Florida?

When it comes to residential and commercial projects, Swell Construction is exceeding our clients’ expectations.

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.

Orlando Excavation; What You Need To Know

An excavation and site clearing service here in Central Florida is the process of using heavy machinery to remove vegetation and debris, as well as rocks, soil, and other various material, to ensure a property is stable enough to hold the weight of a building. Excavation also includes dirt work, expertise in trench work and tunneling, experienced team, the use of several pieces of heavy equipment. 

How does a site clearing and excavation company work?

It all starts with the vision of your project. A piece of property that needs to be properly repaired before you can begin building. This typically requires the removal of vegetation, trees, earth, rocks, soil, to create an area for building. 

No matter how big or challenging the job may be, the experienced excavation crew Swell Construction can handle it. It may have a dilapidated structure, overgrowth of vegetation, and rocky soil, we have the skilled crews and the right equipment to successfully complete the project according to the client’s plans. 

When do you need an excavation company?

Whether it’s a commercial developer, multiuser complex, or family home projects usually require some type of excavation to make the land suitable for building. This not only adds value to the property, it will give the investor peace of mind. 

Before the concrete foundation can be poured for a commercial or residential structure, it is vital the land is properly cleared, leveled, proper soil is brought in, and backfilled after the foundation is set. 

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 reasons why you need to hire an excavation and site clearing service.

Slope in Land Grading; What You Need to Know

Water runoff can easily compromise a home or business’s foundation here in Central Florida. Land grading is an important part of site clearing and earthworks. 

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”.

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.

What is slope for drainage?

Our intense thunderstorms and hurricanes, create a significant amount of water runoff. The laws of gravity dictate the runoff will flow downhill. 

If the land grading isn’t properly accomplished, all this water runoff can end up pooling around the foundation. Which can cause serious issues down the road. 

The best slope for proper drainage moves water from buildings and homes. Typically, a 5% slope or at least 6 inches higher than the first 10 feet from the foundation. 

Property grading 

Most properties need land modification, creating the proper slopes and angels for drainage. This entails carefully moving the soil around the property to sculpt the appropriate slope. 

Erosion 

Erosion and sediment can also cause damage to property, downstream channels, and to the local area water. If not planned correctly, it can cause flooding, fill, drainage ditches, storm drains, damages and lower water quality. 

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. 

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.