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.  

Orlando Land Clearing, Grading, Excavation, Paving

Whether it is a commercial developer building a multi-use complex or a family building a home in Central Florida, development projects need an experienced excavation and site clearing service. 

A solid foundation for every commercial and residential structure is vital for any building. If the cavity for the foundation is not properly dug out and prepared, it could mean costly repairs later. A quality excavation company adheres to the site plan to ensure the property is cleared, leveled and after the foundation has been cured, the area is backfilled around the foundation. 

To ensure the site is properly cleared, heavy equipment is needed. Bulldozers and dump trucks will remove any untreated debris, trees, existing foundations and debris. Then the soil is tested for stability to ensure it will hold the weight of the buildings. 

New roadways that will need to be built are staked out and the path is bulldozed. The debris is cleared out and hauled away. Proper drainage and utilities lines dug. 

Water runoff and drainage are 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. Grading is responsible for proper drainage.

A smooth and level landscape is not only a significant aesthetic component, it is logistically important to the project.  You don’t want water rushing into a building every a big storm comes along or a flooded parking lot. 

Slopes, hills, ditches, elevations are all important aspects of a construction project.  Though they may not look complex, there is quite a bit of science that goes into developing them. At Swell Construction we understand the requirements for each elevation, to ensure there won’t be any problems down the road.

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.

With three decades of experience, you can count on our dependable team. Contact Swell Construction for 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.

Orlando/Kissimmee/Clermont Excavation & Paving

Excavation, site clearing, and earthwork are very important then it comes to construction in Central Florida. But was is Earthworks? It deals with the removal of earth, such as soil, dirt, rocks, topsoil and large rock formations. It is a complex task, it can affect plantlike and wildlife, there is a change in vegetation, while maintaining an ecological balance.  

Roadways and Paving 

Whether it is the construction of a new roadway or demolition of an existing one, earthwork is involved. When it comes to new roadways, vegetation, trees, and hills need to be taken down and a path made for the new road. Taking up an existing road means bringing in soil, properly  leveling the soil, to make way for paving. The team at Swell Construction are experts at building roads here in Central Florida. The last thing you want is water pooling every time it storms or needing to make repairs in just a few short years. 

Buildings 

Land clearing is typically necessary for a new project. The ground conditions are not suitable to support a foundation and structure. New soil and dirt is brought to the property, grading and leveling is done to allow for a sturdy building. 

Total Teardown 

Earthwork is necessary when there are existing structures on the property. The buildings safely torn down, graded, land cleared and leveled with precision and complete expertise. 

If a site is not prepared properly before construction begins, the entire project can be compromised.

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.