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.

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.

Kissimmee/Clermont Excavation; Aspects of Site Development

Everyone wants their Central Florida Excavation/Construction project to go off without a hitch. No setbacks, few delays, just a smooth process. Site work is the backbone of every job, it can make or break the entire venture. 

As a leader in the industry, Swell Construction provides quality total site development. We provide services in land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation. We have everything you need to get the job done right, on time and within budget. 

Aspect of Site Work 

Site work is responsible for laying a solid foundation before construction begins. If not done properly, it can lead to big problems down the road. At Swell Construction we have over 130 pieces of heavy equipment, ensuring that no project or task is beyond our limit. 

Clearing and Grubbing

This is typically the first step. It includes clearing out the vegetation and debris on the site. This step is responsible for clearing out the soils to furnish a stable foundation for future earthwork. This also ensures the site is safe and the access is easy. 

Subgrade Stabilization 

To ensure there won’t be any issues in the future, proper backfill techniques are essential. To prevent any foundation problems, such as, pumping, settling, and heaving, the soil needs to reach an optimal consistency by moisture conditioning and for optimal stability the earth needs to be compacted properly. 

When it comes to land clearing, grading, earthwork, excavation, paving and storm water and utility systems installation in Central Florida, Swell Construction is a premier service you can count on. 

Since 1989 we have been serving both commercial and individual job sites. Providing excavation a variety of excavation services to prepare your site for construction.  That includes general contractors and remodeling contractors, property managers and owners. 

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

Clermont Excavation & Site Clearing

Land clearing, excavation, removal of trees, vegetation and debris to prepare for construction or some type of development is an important step in the process. 

Some basic terms you may need to know when it comes to clearing the land 

Clearing  

The cutting down of trees, brush, and removing all unwanted vegetation and debris. 

Grubbing 

The clearing of roots and stumps by grinding or digging. This typically requires heavy machinery such as dump trucks, bulldozer, scrapers, and compactors.   

Excavating 

Removing any surplus soil. This could mean taking down a hill and anything left emerged after the land has been cleared. This is also the time holes are dug for things like a septic system. 

Leveling 

Construction leveling devices are used to ensure the soil is in the proper place according to the plans. Graded slopes are created to make sure water flows away from future structures. The dirt is carefully smoothed out, so that slopes are not too shallow or too steep. 

Stabilizing 

Equipment is used to stabilize the soil, eliminating any holes or air pockets that may be under the top layer of earth. 

Backfilling

The process of returning dirt to an area that has been excavated and the related work has been completed. Backfill is very important, it takes experience, a good understanding of specifications, heavy equipment, soil conditions and contract requirements. It also takes special precaution must also be taken around utility lines and ditches.

Dentist Test

A density test will determine how much stone, soil, or blacktop has been compacted. The process of backfilling can be tedious, it is done layer by layer, each needs to be compacted properly.

Top Soil

The top soil is an important component to the finished project. It is applied where pathways, lawns, and patios will exist. This will enable strong plants and grass development.

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.

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.