Orlando/Kissimmee Site Clearing & Grading

The natural process of soil erosion, where the soil is stripped away, is a monumental issue here in Central Florida. Due to the intense rain and winds. If the land is not properly graded in the initial construction phase, erosion first strips the topsoil from the property, then compacts the remaining soil. Once compacted, the soil cannot absorb water as it once could. Increasing the rate of erosion and putting you at risk for floods. 

Preventing problems from soil erosion 

While soil erosion is a natural process, through strategic grading and stormwater management, damage can be prevented, as well as costly repairs down the road.

Strategic grading 

The purpose of grading is to ensure the foundation for your project is level and stable, according to your project. For an optimal outcome, the elevation or slope is altered. There are many factors to take into account, such as irrigation, drainage, and erosion.  

Grading can decrease a slop that facilitates erosion. Stabilizing the ground by restructuring, cutting the land, and eliminating slopes. 

There are a variety of methods and equipment that goes into grading. Large machines are necessary, such as excavators, road graders, and drum rollers. It is vital for the grading contractor to be knowledgeable and familiar with the environment.

Stormwater Management 

Another major cause of erosion is stormwater and rain runoff. Well calculated site development will properly divert water into proper channels. If not done properly, the foundation is at risk of sliding or shifting. Creating an unstable and unsafe environment. The last thing you want is water to ooze into the foundation of a building and causing structural issues. 

Preventing erosion and stormwater management is vital for a stable base for your project. Which is why it is so important to hire a Central Florida grading contractor who is qualified and experienced. 

Orlando & Kissimmee Excavation & Site Clearing; Choose Wisely

A successful construction project starts from the ground up, but finding the right excavation and site prep contractor in Central Florida isn’t always easy. 

No matter how small or large your project, there are typically a number of professionals involved. From the dump truck driver to the engineers, architects, and pipe/utility layer. 

The foundation of a long lasting, stable and safe building or development, are the excavation and grading. Properties here in Central Florida are known for having obstacles such as, massive tree stumps and root systems, unmarked utilities, and old structures. An experienced site prep contractor understands these issues and can address them appropriately. 

Easy and safe access for crews and contractors 

Preparing a site for construction takes quite a few people, crews, large equipment, and heavy machinery. Easy access with clear pathway and roads is important. Making the project more efficient, safer and faster. 

Keeps projects running on time and within budget 

Although most of the work of site prep contractor happens in the very beginning stages of the project, the impact is felt for months and years after completion. When the site prep is not done properly, it has a ripple effect. Not only wasting time as crews have to address unseen obstacles, such as unmarked utilities or buried boulder, but also down the road in the quality and longevity of the building. 

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.

Kissimmee Excavation & Site Clearing; Creating a Stable Foundation

Most construction and development projects in Central Florida start with preparing the site for pouring concrete for a strong foundation, stormwater management systems, new roads and utilities. Things like rocks, debris, old structures, trees and their roots, need to be removed. Soil may need to be brought in to create a stable foundation. 

Site Clearing 

For any type of construction, the ground needs to be properly prepared. Leveling and stabilizing the ground, and taking out unsuitable soil. Unpredictability and unknown materials can be challenging, which why hiring an experienced crew to create a safe and stable foundation in a time and cost effective manner is a necessity. 

Excavation and Grading 

Stabilizing the soil, ensuring the soil is at the appropriate depth, level, and compacted to support the weight of the building. Soft spots are created when boulders, trees and their roots are removed. Compaction tests and stabilization of the soil will ensure the soil will withstand the test of time. 

Ineffective Site Clearing and the Drawbacks

Longevity of a site is crucial for a project. If organic materials are left or not properly stabilized the earth can become uneven or settle drastically. Leading to complications such as faulty foundations, poor drainage, and underground utilities. Which is why choosing and experienced site development company is imperative. 

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.

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.

Central Florida Excavation & Site Clearing; How Much Will It Cost?

Determining how much your Central Florida excavation or site clearing project will cost can be a challenge. There are a number of factors that determine the budget, grade, tree coverage, and location, to name a few. 

Working with an experienced commercial excavation service is a must in our environment. They will be knowledgeable in the terrain, familiar with permits, regulations and laws regarding excavation. 

Sitework: A crucial step in any commercial or residential project is the initial excavation and site work. Typically it includes:

Grading: Creating a property that is level where the building will reside. 

Excavation: Removing rock and soil, dirt hauling, creating wall shaft, tunnel, trench, or foundation.

Backfill: Replacing soil that was removed with stable soil. 

Land clearing and tree removal:  Rocks, trees, stumps, and debris must be removed. This also includes the entire root systems.

Pluming and utilities: Properly digging lines for all the necessary utilities.

Roads and driveway installation: Properly installed sub-drainage is responsible for strong pavement, lasting well into the future. To preserve the subgrade drainage pipes should be installed with filters. This allows a consistent flow of water and contain small particles of soil within the subgrade. Proper materials are also important to ensure potholes don’t happen in the future, or any sinking or shifting in the foundation. 

The cost of site clearing and site clearing

There is no doubt, cutting corners at this stage will end up costing you more in the end. It is also important to work with an insured and licensed contractor.

Guidelines for choosing a professional site clearing service

Hire a company who can clear the site, perform the necessary excavation, backfill, erosion control, and dig trenches for utilities. Using just one company can expedite the process and cut costs.

Work with an experienced company. They will understand the local environmental challenges in Central Florida, which will definitely save on your bottom line.

Ask your contractor if they charge extra for weekend or holiday work. This can quickly add to the budget.

Does the company own their own equipment and have the right equipment to get the job done right? If not, this can impose significant cost.

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! 

Kissimmee & Clermont Excavation & Site Clearing

Construction, land development, and building projects in Central Florida is at an all time high! Cities such as Orlando, Kissimmee, Windermere, Lady Lake, Clermont, Celebration, and so many others are growing at a remarkable rate. New residents and business are flocking to the City Beautiful for the abundant job opportunities and the amazing weather.

What does a Site Work Contractor do?

There is a lot of responsibility that goes into clearing a property and making it ready for construction

.  Small errors can end up causing serious problems down the road, from cost overruns, big delays, drainage and other issues five and even ten years from now!

The number of buildings and their 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. 

The dedicated team at Swell Construction ensures your land is ready for construction, including

Land clearing done right

Faster excavation and grading

Precise land grading

Quality paving

Storm water and utility systems installation.

Better site access during construction

A stable building site

Land clearing techniques have come along way in the last decade. Modern methods allow for safer and environmentally alternatives. Not all properties are the same, the method best for your project depends on several aspects. To ensure a successful project, careful planning is always key. 

Your Project Deserves The Best!

Swell Construction Group has an unmatched reputation. With customer service that is top tier and the highest quality work, we our proud of our reputation of performing under budget, on schedule, and with pride.