Key Factors When Hiring A Excavation & Land Clearing Service

When starting on any construction job from the ground up, in Orlando, Windermere, Kissimmee, Osceola, Volusia, or the Villages in Lake County, you want everything to go smoothly. No setbacks or delays.

Framing out the project and pouring concrete is very exciting, but it’s the site clearing and excavation that can make or break the entire project.

When choosing an excavation service there are a few factors to keep in mind. 

Erosion Control

The natural process of erosion can be escalated by the development of land. Central Florida has a history of intense rain, flooding, and high winds, impacting how land is properly excavated and developed.

The team at Swell Construction ensures proper excavation during land development so that sediment and soil stays in place even during heavy rains. 

Site Management

There are many projects going on in Central Florida, it is important to understand the location of the development site. A successful excavation establishes appropriate entrances and exists around the job site, how it will affect traffic, the location of their fill pile, and other considerations. 

Location of Utilities

Utilities add another dimension to the project, from not damaging existing ones to coordination and placement of the new sewage, gas, water, and utility lines. 

Suitable Lot for Construction 

Before you start, it is important to consider the lot itself, the buildable area, the water table, the amount of trees, and slopes. Then there is the soil, if it is packed with sand or clay, to prevent cracks in the foundation may need stronger and larger foot.

Swell Construction is Central Florida’s premier excavation company. We take pride in quality land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation, to get your project done under budget and on time! 

When it comes to excavation and land clearing, consistency and quality are keywords. 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.

Don’t Let Central Florida Excavation & Site Clearing Break Your Budget!

Starting a new construction project here in Central Florida from the ground up? It’s a very exciting time! Before construction begins, it is necessary for the site to be properly prepared. 

Not only does this ensure your building is up to all the local codes,    you also won’t have any foundation, flooding, or erosion issues down the road. 

What you need to know about prepping and excavating the construction site. 

There are many tasks and responsibilities associated with site development. To ensure it is done right, you need a professional service. 

It all starts with removing any obstacles such as trees, roots, debris, rocks, various types of soil. The soil is tested, unstable soil may need to be removed, while appropriate soil may need to be brought in. It is then properly graded to ensure the site is safe for construction. 

The terrain is reshaped according to the architectural design and proper drainage. 

It is more than just moving dirt around, it takes the proper heavy equipment, experience, and extensive knowledge of Florida’s laws and permits, to get the job done right. The last thing you want is problems down the road.

Today’s land clearing methods have gone through enormous changes in the past decade. Modern techniques are safer, conform to local laws and are environmentally friendlier, than traditional methods. 

The foundation of any building is expected to last for hundreds of years, supporting thousands of pounds. It needs to resist weather changes, say level and dry. While weighing several thousand pounds, the foundation withstands significant stress. In order for this to happen, the ground must be properly prepared and correctly excavated. Any corners cut here will show up when you least expect them, cracking, separating, and sagging. 

A few things to take into account for each individual site are the soil stability, quality of the backfill, even the moisture and water table.  It is important for the excavator to have the experience and knowledge to address the unique issues of each property to prevent any problems in the future. 

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.

How Much Does Land Clearing Cost In Central Florida?

Typically, the first in most land development or construction project is to clear out the land. Depending on the property and size of the project, this can take a good chunk of the budget. But if it isn’t done properly, it can end up costing you even more! 

What is the purpose of land clearing?

More than just cutting down trees, it involves removing tree roots, rocks, stumps, brush, vegetation and any other debris. Ensuring the soil is stable enough to hold the weight of the buildings and development, leveling out the land, grading, and ensuring the architectural details are strictly followed. 

It also entails digging out areas for utilities and accounting for any future erosion. 

How is land clearing done?

To ensure the process of clearing the land is done right, it takes several pieces of heavy machinery and equipment. This includes bulldozers, front end loaders, bush hoggers, and several others.  

It also takes experience. The land and environmental conditions here in Florida is like no where else. Understanding the soil, vegetation, and, waterways are just as important. 

What is the cost of clearing land? There are several factors

Weather conditions

Depending on the time of year, the weather can influence the project. For instance, is your project starting in the rainy season? Often times, the rain can make the ground softer and easier to work with, but mud can slow down the project.

Starting land conditions

The topography, density of vegetation, access to the land, around of debris, and scope of the project all play a significant role. 

Amount of debris

The more debris there is, the more hauling it away, disposal, and the longer it will take. 

Local and environmental regulations 

Beyond obtain required permits, it is important to know of any regulations that would apply to your project. For instance, clearing near a waterway, growing grass in particular areas, leaving behind plants and trees. 

Hiring a professional service 

Hiring a local professional land clearing service with experience and their own equipment, will ultimately save you time and money. 

Ensure the job is done right by contacting Swell Construction. 

Excavation & Site Clearing Without Setbacks or Delays

Your construction project should be exciting an exciting time. The last thing you want is any setback or delays. To get your project off to the right start, site work and excavation need to be done properly. As the top site preparation experts, Swell Construction Group we are here for you, to get your project done right, on time, and within budget. 

You can put your trust in Swell Construction, we provide a comprehensive service, in a honest and reliable manner. 

Aspects Of Sitework 

Site work takes care of all the tasks the land needs before construction begins. If not done properly, the land can still look ready for construction, but you can expect problems, in both during the construction phase and down the road. No matter what size project you are working on, they are all unique, and the crew should have the experience and equipment to ensure the job is done right. 

Land Clearing and Grubbing 

The first step involves clearing out all the vegetation and debris on the land. This consist of an experienced excavation crew and big equipment such as bulldozers, graders, and scrapers. The goal is to clear out the site and provide a is to go through the site and clear out the area to provide a stable foundation. 

Sub Grading Stabilazation 

Proper backfill is essential to prevent problems in the future. This is where experience really comes into play. To ensure there aren’t any foundation issues, the soil moisture and compaction need the proper attention. 

Shoring and Erosion Control 

Proper shoring ensures the earth is solid and won’t collapse and one of Central Florida’s rainstorm won’t wreak havoc on the site. They also safeguard the environment. 

Why Choose Swell Construction Company

Swell Construction focuses on quality and accurate results. 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.

Orlando/Kissimmee Earthwork, Land Clearing & Paving

Proper excavation and site clearing is vital for a successful project here in Central Florida. The foundation is a vital part of any type of building, from a housing subdivision to a medical complex or even a parking lot. Considerable skill, training, and the right equipment is necessary for a foundation that will stand the test of time. 

It All Starts With A Stable Foundation

The foundation is responsible for supporting hundreds of thousands of pounds.  It also needs to stay dry, remain level, and resist changes in the weather, such as our intense heat and torrential downpours. Don’t forget the many tons the foundation itself weighs. Which means the ground must be carefully prepared and excavated to withstand the stress. 

Every Property Is Unique

The excavation process must be carefully planned and executed. Every property is different, they all have unique characteristics that must be examined and taken into consideration. Such as, moisture, water table, soil stability, and quality of the backfill. 

For those properties with a high water table, they may require protection at the base to safeguard the foundation from water damage. 

Swell Construction Is A Step Above

Identifying any potential issues and taking the necessary steps for a successful foundation is what the team at Swell Construction takes pride in doing. Our skilled and experienced excavators take a tactical approach to every project. 

In fact, we go to great lengths to employ only the brightest and the best in the industry. We believe this professional approach brings the diligence and expertise that makes our team a step above the rest. Combined with our advanced equipment, innovative designs, and attention to details, ensures we deliver a seamless and efficient job. Our results are rock solid!

Contact Swell Construction Group today and find out why we are the premier land clearing and excavation service in Central Florida.